In partnership with Joel Rash at the Flint Local 432, Title Track will be co-facilitating “RiverQuest”, a creative empowerment and ecological education project for youth in Flint this summer. We will embark on canoe trips on the Flint and Saginaw Rivers with indigenous leaders and then dive into youth-led songwriting and recording projects in the studio and maker space inspired by the experiences on the water in the natural world. Students will be guided in experiential education in the areas of ecology and environmental protection as well as songwriting, production and performance art.

The project will culminate in a widely promoted professional production featuring new material unveiled to the public for the first time. The creative facilitation of RiverQuest will be 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.