Thursday, June 13, 2013

Athena Program Heads Into The Recording Studio

Reader to Reader’s Athena Interactive Literacy Program headed into the recording studio as the teen mothers in the summer program recorded their spoken word poetry.

The week-long Athena Program works with teen mothers from Holyoke, Massachusetts and takes place on the campus of Amherst College.

The program combines poetry, family literacy, and healthy eating and cooking.

Each of the participants took turns recording their poems, and some even incorporated beat-boxing and piano tracks in their work.

The Athena Interactive Literacy Program is part of Reader to Reader’s DiscoverBooks Program, which receives generous support from Mary Ann Cofrin and the AEC Trust, the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, and PeoplesBank.

A very special thank you to Northfire Recording Studio for the donation of the recording time.

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