Tyree Tucker

Tyree Tucker is a young artist and intern at In Progress's Studio in Saint Paul.  He came to us Fall of 2013 and has been around almost everyday since!


1. Considering all your experience with In Progress, what is one achievement that you personally are most proud of? Why is this achievement important to you? What does it represent?: Something that I'm most proud of is that I started off as a regular kid coming in everyday and then I became an intern here at In Progress. Because I always used to take art in school and I never used to live by a studio like this before. I never got taught how too do stuff and now I want to teach other kids to do the stuff I was taught. Being a intern represents or means having responsibility and taking responsibility for your actions.

2. What did it take for us at In Progress to achieve this accomplishment? What strengths do we have that helped us succeed?: Well Kris said I worked myself into being an intern. I'd help Kris with other things and Cha with the posters. Kris always gave me things to do and she would challenge me and see how good I would do them. I started out with lower tasks and eventually was given harder tasks.

3. What do you think makes In Progress unique? What 2-3 things are at our very core that make us stand out from other arts programs or youth development programs?: Well you guys set stuff out for kids. You guys have many opportunities. Set good examples for kids.You guys have multiple choices such has video, photography and music. Other places focus on maybe one to two things.

4. As you think about In Progress, what do you value most? What keeps you engaged here?: Something that keeps me coming is it's a good spot to hang with your friends and learn important stuff too. Friends keep me coming here besides the point that I work here.