“Exploring the Me” Youth Workshops
A series of themed “creativity workshops” for underprivileged and at-risk youths and concluding with a Community Showcase in which the youths present their works to the residents of their community, as well as the public in general. The youths serve as “hosts,” having impromptu talks with the visitors about their creations.
In the process of creating their works, the participating youths, age 10 through 15,
are encouraged to “dream” about the “possibilities” within The Self, as well as the world beyond their community’s boundaries and in the process of doing so, discover their personal strengths and contributions to family, everyday life and
their potential for future endeavors.
Rebekah Davey of WYEP instructing summer campers during an Exploring The ME Youth Workshop session in Kissimmee, June 2022.
REFLECTIONS: Portraits of Who I Am, a workshop series presented in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of St. Cloud, Florida, made its debut on June 13th, 2023 at the newly-opened branch of the Club.
REFLECTIONS, is created from aspects of the larger Exploring The ME workshops given in 2022 to the summer campers of the City of Kissimmee. It is designed specifically to fit the needs of the St. Cloud Boys & Girls Club.
Assisting with the workshops are two student interns, Nomaris Hernandez (l) and Kaitlynn Torres (r), both from St. Cloud High School.