Arts Ambassador Presentation Site: North St. Paul

A total of 45 metro area youth with disabilities, ages 14-21, and 33 teachers at Next Step Transition Program participated in a presentation and hands-on activity by VSA Minnesota’s Arts Ambassador Papa Diop. Papa is an artisan from Senegal, Africa with a mental illness. He shared about his art, his struggle and recovery. Using his African traditions, he will teach participants a short Djembe drumming and dance activity that will contribute to building a sense of community and greater sense of self-expression.