True Beauty in Making a Difference

March 7, 2016   |   No Comments


FAYDportraits_020From the desk of a CIS of Mid-America Site Coordinator:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated in style by the FAYD organization, spearheaded by Aaryon Williams, in association with Communities in Schools of Mid-America of Omaha, and FLIYE Arts, a non-profit organization that empowers local artists to hone their craft and become professional artists. Students from North High School performed their talents through spoken word presentations, musical performances, both instrumental and vocal, and a play that portrayed a church bombing during the Civil Rights Movement. There was also a comedic performance that kept the audience entertained. The artistic abilities of several students were displayed prominently, during a separate part of the program. Students also prepared delicious appetizers for the crowd that gathered at North High School. None of this would have been possible without the aid of some very special mentors that worked with Aaryon Williams to bring their expertise to the students; teaching them about the beauty of art and how they could make a difference within their community.

FAYD programThe students of North High School presented special performances that honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the work that he did, not only for African Americans, but his influence on the nation and the world. Everyone who attended this event could not help but to be inspired by the work that these young people put in. The relationships the students made with their mentors will be long lasting, taking them from ordinary to extraordinary in their skill of expertise as this continues. Special thanks to Communities in Schools, and Aaryon Williams to the FLIYE Arts Company, LLC, continually working to better the Greater Omaha Area and it surroundings.

Mrs. Dantzler, Site Coordinator
Communities In Schools of Mid-America of Omaha



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