El Paso area high school teenagers will present projects they created through the Bigger than the Block project on Saturday, June 11, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Maud Sullivan Room at the El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch at 501 N. Oregon.
Bigger than the Block unites students in an exploration of city assets found within a one block radius at the Museums of Art and History, as well as the Public Library downtown. Each student used a medium of their choice to demonstrate how these objects inspired them.
Bigger than the Block provides an opportunity for students to develop critical thinking, leadership, and problem solving skills by encouraging them to explore how different objects inspire or influence them.
While City employees from the participating organizations provided guidance, the goal was to let students create their own program and final presentation using the skills they learned.
Introducing youth to arts and cultural resources available in the City is an important part of the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Public Library.