The Bruce Museum Youth Committee (Youth@Bruce) got together, on Sunday November 21st, to officially launch their fund raising campaign centered around the upcoming Arctic Sanctuary exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. Youth@Bruce is partnering with Jeff Jones, photographer and co-author of the book Arctic Sanctuary: Images of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to engage other museum youth volunteers, youth environmental groups, friends, teachers, local politicians and scientists to gather together at the Youth@Bruce’s first sciCafe to discuss the environmental issues that their generation is inheriting. By taking ownership of a museum exhibition, Youth@Bruce has found an innovative way to expand their technology and marketing skills by using Kickstarter.com, “a new way to fund and follow creativity.” Any additional funds raised will go towards ongoing Youth@Bruce Projects such as the iCreate: Teen Art Show.
Established in 2009 as an extension of the Bruce Museum’s Youth Volunteers Program, Youth@Bruce is a student-based volunteer group designed to empower area high school students to become active volunteers at the Bruce Museum. Its mission is to elevate the volunteer experience for dedicated high school volunteers by engaging them in learning and managing opportunities that provide the teens with job skills and a visible role in the Bruce Museum. Currently consisting of approximately twelve Greenwich High School students, the Youth@Bruce members are selected from a group of over 130 youth volunteers who participate in a variety of activities at the Bruce Museum throughout the year. Youth@Bruce members have logged nearly 2,000 hours to date participating in Bruce Museum activities.
To support Youth@Bruce’s fundraising efforts, visit the kickstarter link at http://kck.st/cVupdu to pledge support, or just spread the word!