An intense mix of classroom and live shooting. I spent 5 days in Camden, Maine soaking up New England's fall last September and learning about the photo essay. The pictures below tell the story of Five Town Communities that care, a grassroots non-profit organization that works with middle high school students, providing them a place to go after school complete with activities such as learning how lasso a cow, karate and music. Five Town Communities That Care seeks to promote healthy youth development and to prevent problem adolescent behaviors such as substance abuse, suicide, violence and delinquency, school drop out and teen pregnancy.
Many thanks to Dalene Dutton Executive Director of Five Town CTC, as she opened to me the heart of the organization.
kids arrive at Five Town CTC after school
one of the many afterschool activities at Five Town CTC is teaching the students how to properly lasso a cow
back on the bus......
Five Town Area residents of all ages said they think suicide is an important problem in the community and that a major difficulty for youth is being able to talk to adults about suicidal feelings.
For more information about Five Town CTC please visit their website at: http://www.fivetownctc.org/
The Maine Media Workshops: http://www.theworkshops.com/
Marcus Bleasdale: http://www.marcusbleasdale.com/