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HOW WE DO IT
Peer Leadership Development This area of development provides youth with opportunities to develop and practice leadership and social action skills in a peer-led environment in order to become catalysts for change and to educate/enlighten fellow peers about relevant issues impacting youth.
Artistic Development This area of development enables youth, through creative expression, to hone their ability to communicate, acquire cultural literacy, gain industry knowledge, and most importantly, develop their voice as community leaders. TWP gives youth the opportunity to articulate their experiences and express their creativity through fine arts instruction, multimedia production, and performing arts. Includes the literacy programs Hear This school-based Literacy Program and Hampton Roads Youth Poets (HRYP) and the music program Music Made Simple.
Youth Personal Development & Well Being This area of development focuses on youth self-confidence, self-awareness, discovery of voice, understanding of behaviors and personality style of self and others. Youth will understand the appreciation of differences (uniqueness), positive skills, attitudes, values and personal goal setting. Activities, workshops and opportunities will be implemented to discuss relevant issues of interest to the youth while increasing young people’s self-esteem and promoting behaviors that are demonstrated by maintaining optimal physical and emotional well-being and personal safety.
Community Engagement & Development This area of social responsibility and development provides youth with opportunities to engage with local and national communities to provide community service and model pro-social behavior, proactively contributing to the world. The youth are provided opportunities to develop awareness and understanding of community issues, problems, and resources and are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of how to use their power and influence to bring about positive change, create solutions, while sharing their voice and experiences with others.
2018 TWP MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
Norfolk Org uses community garden to sow seeds of change – WAVY TVJuly 14, 2018
Norfolk mural puts 4 local women in the spotlight– The Virginian-Pilot October 18, 2018
They feel that they belong." Chrysler Museum's community outreach director makes sure the museum isn't only for a "select few" – The Virginia-Pilot, October 24, 2018
Ceremony Dedicates New Mermaid Painted By Teens With A Purpose
– New Journal & Guide, September 14, 2018
Gethsemane Church Is Site For Publishers’ Educational Town Hall– – New Journal & Guide, July 9 , 2018
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