If you’ve ever been involved in Youth Insights, you know the drill—an event pops up and emails are sent all the way up to the date. So when the messages were sent out calling for visitors to the Fall YI Writer & Artists Exhibition, I expected to see a crowd and I was not disappointed.
On the day of YI’s end-of-term exhibition and graduation, I arrived at the Museum early and began to set up. I matched titles with artworks and made sure bridge sketches were stuck to portable gallery walls. Once the event began, I had the job of greeting people and the opportunity to see the place slowly fill up. Past YI Leaders came to talk with present YI participants. Ruminations on the art were spliced with advice about college applications and life after Youth Insights. The only way I was able to separate from my peers was the allure of homemade cheesecake and the beckoning of educators as the graduation ceremony began.