POP accepting applications from students

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Local high school students have about two weeks before the opportunity to apply for a position on the student-design team Pockets of Perception is over.

The Dearborn Community Fund will accept applications until the Aug. 13 deadline for students who are interested; the accepted students will work as design apprentices to create a permanent piece of public art between September 2012 and June 2013. They will also receive a stipend of up to $1,000 after successfully completing the program, according to the Community Fund’s website.

This year’s art project is for the new intermodal rail station slated to open in the fall of 2013.

The POP Project focuses on young people, encouraging multicultural understanding while cultivating their creativity and investment in the community through the creation of public art, according to the Community Fund’s website.

A few of the POP Design Team qualifications include students in 10th, 11th or 12th grades during the 2012-13 school year, in a public, private or charter high school, or who are home-schooled.

Students work every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and any other necessary after-school or weekend work sessions that the POP team decides, according to the Community Fund’s website.

The POP Committee will choose 10 students for the design team. The team will meet with the Neumann-Smith train station designers during the design process.

For more information on the program or to apply go to dearbornfordcenter.com/communityfund/.

(Sherri Kolade can be reached at skolade@bewickpublications.com.)