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 work with children and youth (from the streets of slums, orphanages, drug rehab centers, prisons and leprosy colonies) teaching life skills through arts-based programs. If you sent them to school, most of these kids would flunk out in a day. They have never been given the basic tools necessary to succeed in such an environment. We set up hubs for outreach to marginalized youth, then utilizing our proven methodology and specialized curriculum, we literally do life-coaching while training the youth in various styles of music and dance. 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.
Once a dance or movement-based program is established in a given location, local volunteers are trained to continue the programs. Professional artists in dance and other disciplines are then trained in the PS 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; one which allows them to see their potential, to dream impossible dreams; then shows them how to make the impossible, possible and turn those dreams into reality.
A few of the skills our participants learn:
Personal Accountability Trust