One thing about running youth programs, it forces me to troubleshoot creatively after every session.
Not that we have had a lot of “troubles”, I call it challenges and learning processes.
I like the challenges, and I’m glad that I am ready for them.
Great opportunities are for those who are ready.
Since early April, I have been conducting “Your Voice is You” creative voice project in partnership with North York Community House. This 6-week project is proudly funded by Toronto Arts Council’s Platform A Microgrant.
I have been working with 8 newcomer youths who are very brilliant in their own ways. What I need to do is to guide them to “find their voice”.
Mark your date on Saturday, January 18th. RSVP here.
I recently started a partnership with the Casandra London Network (CLN) for their youth program at the Jane-Finch area. I will be guest facilitating or performing or making a cameo (you know the last one is a joke).
The CLN is a community driven initiative fusing together the art of theatre and journalism for diverse youth ages 19-28 making social and political differences in marginalized areas. Over the course of five months from January to May, eight to ten youth will learn how to collectively create a play, produce an online video news report, and develop an event to showcase their work in the community.