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Just Like Me Exhibition of Talent: 2019 FINAL PERFORMANCE

Summer is nearing an end, but there is one summer event which is not to be missed: The Exhibition of Talent from the Just Like Me Cultural Arts and Education Experience. This 3 week camp for 15 – 17-year-old teens, is in its 8th year and is hosted by The Performers Academy and Family Support Services of North Florida. This camp is changing at-risk teens’ lives through the power of the arts and we will share the power with the community at the historic Ritz Theatre and Museum.

Just Like Me was developed for teens in foster care who were preparing to age-out. The teens learn to use the arts as a means for self-expression empathy and social self-assurance. Led by professional artists, the experience provides teens with creative outlets such as acting, writing, dancing, singing, painting, and videography. Many of the teens have never had any experience on stage, but the final (and free) performance is nothing short of inspirational. The event will be followed by a reception catered by Stonewood Grill from 8:00 PM until 9:00 PM.