RiverQuest

In partnership with Joel Rash (of Factory Two, Flint Local 432) and Girls Rock Flint!, Title Track co-facilitated “RiverQuest”, a creative empowerment and ecological education project for 20+ Flint youth in July 2019. Highlights of the week included canoe trips on the Flint and Saginaw Rivers with indigenous leaders and youth-led songwriting and recording projects in the studio and Factory Two maker space inspired by the experiences on the water in the natural world. Students were guided in experiential education in the areas of ecology and environmental protection as well as songwriting, production and performance art.

The project culminated in a widely promoted professional production that featured new material unveiled to the public for the first time. The creative facilitation of RiverQuest was modeled closely after “The Quest”, a celebrated youth music program Seth Bernard’s Earthwork Music Collective spearheaded with SEEDS in collaboration with the American Folklife Center, the Library of Congress, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. (see below for more)

In addition to being one of the longest-running all-ages venues in the country, Flint Local 432 is a program of Red Ink Flint, a youth focused non-profit that provides access to the arts and other activities in downtown Flint.