From Girls Inc. Leader, Patrice Payne:
I wanted to send you all some pics from yesterday's DYCD Heroes Project mid-point exhibition. Students from 25 different DYCD programs had the opportunity to participate in this comic book event and meet comic artist Jerry Craft, who is featured in some of the photos.
Three of our students' comic book manuscripts were placed in the semi-finals round. And I am HONORED and PROUD to say that for a second time in a row Girls Inc. was selected as one of the finalists!!! OUR FINALISTS ARE KIARA and KAYLA BATTLE!!! Their work will be published by a team of professional artists and writers.
The founder of The Comic Book Project, Dr. Michael Bitz was so impressed with all of our girls' work. And I want to congratulate all of our participants for having the courage and confidence to share their creativity and talent.
Ivette Rodriguez, 8th Grade
Kayla Battle, 7th Grade
Kiara Battle, 7th Grade
Anelise Rodriguez, 6th Grade
Kayleann Seda, 6th Grade
Kaylene Vasquez, 6th Grade