Teach essential life skills to impoverished youth worldwide through training in the performing arts – breaking the cycle of poverty by inspiring change from within.
We do life coaching for children and youth in leprosy colonies, prisons, slums, orphanages, drug rehab centers and sex trafficking shelters. We teach life skills through an experiential, arts-based methodology. Who taught them how to set a goal? Who taught them the importance of focusing for a long time or sacrificing and never giving up until you reach the finish line? They have never been given the basic tools necessary to succeed in a structured environment such as education, a career, or to create a structured family life for that matter.
We set up hubs for outreach to marginalized youth, then utilizing our specialized curriculum, we teach them life skills while they are practicing those skills. We use music and dance and fitness to teach the life lessons so the classes are nurturing and fun but extremely difficult. Through enjoyable discipline, growth through hard work, setting goals, never giving up, experiencing the feeling of success and being a creator in their own right, a fire is lit within. Their mental frame of reference shifts. The life lessons they learn from these programs are invaluable as they apply them to any endeavor they may choose to pursue the rest of their lives.
We only work in areas where we can find a sister organization to provide safe housing, food, transportation and assist in the outreach. Once a dance or movement-based program is established in a given location, we collaborate with that local organizations to create long-term programs. Professional artists in dance and other disciplines are trained in the PSI methodology and sent for months at a time to oversee the programs and give the students the tools they need to succeed in school, in a career and in life. These ongoing programs help the youth find a new paradigm for living, which allows them to see their potential, and to dream impossible dreams. It then shows them how to make the impossible, possible and turn those dreams into reality.
Our participants learn
- Abstract Thinking
- Time Management
- Hard work
- Social Accountability
- Personal Accountability Trust
- Clear Communication