Elders' Circle Featured in Spokesman Recorder
On Thursday, April 26, the North Community YMCA & Teen Enrichment Center played host to Elders’ Circle 2012, which gathered elders representing various West Metro area school districts and communities.
These elders were honored by Elder’s Wisdom Children’s Song, a program that creates intergenerational relationships and learning opportunities for young people through the experiences of elders. West Metro Education Program (WMEP), a consortium of 11 districts that includes Minneapolis and the surrounding metro area, hired nationally known Smithsonian Folkways recording artist and activist Larry Long, who created Elder’s Wisdom Children’s Song, to produce and present the event in multiple sites around the West Metro area. Over the past six years, the program has honored over 350 elders from various West Metro communities.