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Nonprofits partner to teach teens to play instruments

Posted on Feb 16, 2018, by

By Dana Berger Business Director, Kurt Stein’s School of Music Inc. Kurt Stein’s School of Music and YouthGo of Neenah will be collaborating to provide music education to underserved and at-risk teens. Eight participants from YouthGo, a drop-in center offering activities for teens, will be partnered with 10 teen interns from Kurt Stein’s School of Music, […]

Sexual assault talks hit home for students

Posted on Feb 2, 2018, by

Whether sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy made an impact as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Voices of Men Breakfast and at half a dozen schools is not in question. The applause and the positive reviews were good indications. A Neenah High School student who said, “I have never felt more understood in my life” […]

‘Big Arts’ matches music with graphic arts

Posted on Jan 31, 2018, by

The Fox Valley Symphony will repeat its successful experiment of adding graphics to music to help its audience understand the composition, this year combining it with a project involving about 1,000 Appleton Area School District students. For Big Arts in the Little Apple, the students produced artwork to illustrate the score to Route 66 by […]

MegaBites fun may help build tech work force

Posted on Jan 4, 2018, by

Giving students fun experiences with science and technology now, may kindle enough interest to make predictions of a substantial shortage of workers to fill needed tech jobs a decade from now not as dire as projected. Fox Cities students with an interest in science and technology are having those experiences through MegaBites, a learning experience […]

Performance presents perspective of women in prison

Posted on Jan 3, 2018, by

Submitted by William Von Lopik ESTHER Community Organizer Listen to Wisconsin Public Radio coverage A free performance to be presented the evening of Jan. 27 at the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will offer a window into the world of women in prison. A group of women formerly incarcerated in Illinois will share their thoughts and […]