Summer youth campers unveil mural in downtown Macon

Students attending the Teen Scene Youth Center’s summer camp unveiled Friday an 8-foot by 10-foot mural students finished painting recently.

About 44 children attending the camp at 129 First St. in downtown Macon painted the mural with help from its artist-in-residence Tunde Afolayan of North Carolina.

“They’ve been working on it for weeks,” the center’s director, Valerie Hicks, said.

Students painted a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. scene as well as images of the summer camp’s self value theme, she said.

Students attending the camp get daily math and English/language arts lessons, as well as required reading. They get tennis, pottery and art lessons, too. Students will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about the nation’s capital to culminate the camp, she added.