Lori Sherritt

Witnessing History

Dear Friends, No matter how we feel about the monarchy, today we are witnessing history. As a young musician and arts education pioneer in 1973, I had the honour to meet MH Queen Elizabeth II. I was surprised at how tiny she was in stature, but certainly a model of towering duty in leadership. She inspired …

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Making Summer Memories With youthLEADarts: Camp Lismore!

“They say the happiest place on earth is Disneyland. They’re wrong. It’s camp.” Author Unknown. Shelley MacDonald is spearheading happy in Lismore, Nova Scotia this summer as she partners with the Municipality of Pictou County Summer Recreation and Lismore Hall to bring youthLEADarts to their community, two hours outside of Halifax.  Youth of all ages …

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Put a Poem in Your Pocket: Celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day with youthLEADarts Poets! 

Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the …

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Widening Circles: Britannia’s Youth Speak Through Their Art

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.” Rainer Maria Rilke At Britannia this week, our circles of self-knowledge, expression and community expanded. As one student concluded, “ I learned how to use my voice.” These voices now ripple beyond the classroom, can cross borders and be heard by communities …

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