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Exciting Changes Ahead for THE GARAGE
THE GARAGE, formerly the City of Burnsville's youth recreation, afterschool program and all-ages music venue has some exciting changes in store.
In July, the Burnsville City Council and the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 (District 191) agreed to a transition plan that will turn THE GARAGE weekend music program over to a non-profit organization -- and move after school activities to Nicollet Junior High.
As part of a new partnership known as the “Burnsville Youth Collaborative” (BYC), after school programming at THE GARAGE will be moved to Nicollet Junior High, 400 E. 134th St., beginning with the 2014/2015 school year.
The program will target youth in 7th and 8th grade, and will offer after school academic and enrichment activities Tuesday through Thursday during the school year. Programming will also be offered throughout the week during the summer months.
In addition, the BYC will enter into a partnership with a newly formed non-profit organization, which will continue to offer weekend music programming, as well as music related classes and coursework at THE GARAGE. Burnsville high school students will then have the opportunity to take classes in music production and design with the expanded facilities at THE GARAGE. The non-profit group is expected to operate its program at no cost to the BYC partners, and would use ticket revenues and grants to offset their operating expenses.
What is the BYC?
The BYC will be made up of partners representing the City of Burnsville, District 191, District 191 Community Education, the Burnsville YMCA, the newly formed non-profit organization Twin Cities Catalyst Music, and future participants who provide youth services in the community. A BYC Coordinator, who will be hired by District 191, will serve as the primary liaison for the partnership. The goal of the BYC is to implement a new youth program service model that can continue to meet the growing needs of youth in Burnsville.
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