For the past four years ABTP partnered with Lawton C. Johnson Middle School in Summit, NJ, to bring a day-long arts workshop in honor of Santiago “Santi” Abut. Santi was a student at LCJ Middle School when he passed away from an illness. Santi’s father formed a foundation in honor of his son who loved the arts. This years event called, “Positively Dedicated,” combines the talents of four of our teaching artists and three interns working together with 45 middle school students. The students rotated through 4 workshops that included breakdancing, poetry, street art and documentary film. Here is the film that the middle school students conceptualized, filmed and edited.