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MUCE is dedicated to supporting philanthropic efforts throughout the community. On Sunday, August 14th, MUCE was pleased to be part of the Unity in the Community Back-to-School Readiness Extravaganza. This event served the families of Miami Gardens by providing backpacks and school supplies for students. The back-to-school extravaganza also featured live entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Thanks to Topp Cuttaz and Gabrielle Charles & Co., students will be heading back to school prepared and with confidence!13642838_657528254401938_1273073242_n

We, at MUCE, believe it is imperative that students understand the importance of art and how it plays a role in history and in different cultures. For the event, we created an interactive art space for the students to create their own version’s of a Massai Tribe beaded necklace. We chose this craft because we wanted to teach the students about East African culture and how it is used for traditional ceremonies, wealth representation, and beauty.

Massai Necklace
Image by Mickel Hendriks

The MUCE tent was swamped with students of all ages awaiting their chance to create their very own tribal necklace. The parents even tried to get in on the action! It was an enjoyable and creative experience to contribute to the unity in the community.

It did not stop there! MUCE goes the extra mile, especially when it comes to students! We created our very own Kids Chalk the Block section. The students used colored chalk to draw out their imagination on the sidewalks of the Betty T. Ferguson Center. We were happy to provide an artistic outlet for the Back-to-School Extravaganza! If you’d like an interactive art workshop at your next event, MUCE  has got you covered!

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Written By: Rocheline Deronville, Project Coordinator

Rocheline@muce305.org

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