Last night, we celebrated the release of In the Zone at Ozone House in Ypsilanti. In the Zone is the product of a two-month long collaboration between 826michigan and Ozone House, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to providing safety, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and a continuum of support services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. Superintern Rachel Lieberman has spent Tuesday evenings with these uber-creative, uber-intelligent, and, if last night was any indication, uber-energetic teens all summer. Photography, haiku, prose, collages, comics, and assorted-other-things-it’s-hard-to-put-a-word-to are all showcased in this fine ’zine. What does it look like, you ask? A-ha! I brought my camera:
And here’s a sampling of what’s inside:
Aaaaand here’s a picture of Rachel and her crew:
Many thanks to Rachel, for inspiring these awesome kids! Many thanks to these awesome kids for inspiring us with all their hard work! Thanks also to Meghan and Thaddeus for the hilarious and informative tour of Ozone House. And thanks, of course, to everyone at Ozone House itself, for all the great work they are doing in the community, and for letting us be a part of it.