21st CCLC Summer Institute 2017, July 25-27. Philadelphia PA.

Asia Brooks

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Asia Brooks A seventh-grade student at Cross Country Middle School, Ms. Brooks participated in the Summer of Service Excursion program at St. Francis Neighborhood Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She collaborated with youth workers, interns and other students to tailor the program to community needs. This included helping to create a mural that thanked community heroes.

Ms. Brooks’s gifts for painting, creating and drawing have produced wonderful works of art — including the mural on the side of the building. It is rare to meet a middle school student who is so mature, organized and aware of the way art affects everyone. She attends the MICA summer art camp to further her experience and knowledge of art. Brooks blends creativity with logic, applying art while learning how to code through Code in the Schools.