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The Next Generation

Especially in these turbulent times, young people have a lot on their minds, as this episode of Spark demonstrates. See how several innovative programs give young people powerful and eloquent ways to express themselves through the arts.

Get a glimpse of the lives and emotion-packed poetry of several local teens as they make their way through the final tension-filled rounds of the Youth Speaks spoken word competitions.

Follow East Palo Alto Mural Art Project's team of at-risk youth as they are trained to design and execute murals at one of the area's public schools.

Then watch as Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company dance, sing and fly through the air to create a performance piece that expresses their power and beauty.

[Original air date: Wed, May 07, 2003]

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Featured Profiles:

East Palo Alto Mural Art Project

See how East Palo Alto Mural Art Project is transforming the lives of youth through painting and community involvement.

Youth Speaks

Many of the young poets competing in Bay Area poetry slams got their start at workshops through Youth Speaks.

Destiny Arts Center

Visit with the youth at Oakland's Destiny Arts Program as they learn to feel the expressive power of movement.

Spark Video Player

Please note that not all of the Spark video segments are included on this playlist. We are adding more weekly, but many more are available individually on corresponding artist profile pages. To find more videos, search the Artist Profiles directory.

Acknowledgments

Major funding for Spark is provided by by Diane B. Wilsey. Additional funding is provided by the George Frederick Jewett Foundation, Helen Sarah Steyer, and Gretchen Kimball.

Spark is a production of KQED.

Spark airs on KQED 9 on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. Repeat broadcasts can be seen throughout the week on KQED.

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