Please check out our latest post in “From the Wings.” ENACT Teaching Artist, Emilie Ward, explores opportunities for finding meaning in the holiday season through the many ways in which we are inextricably connected with others.
Please check out the latest issue of the ENACTor and see what we have been up to this quarter!
We are thrilled to report that ENACT has been selected by the New York City Council to engage youth with our signature method through Art a Catalyst for Change. This program, a component of the Council’s Anti-Gun Violence Initiative, selects qualified organizations that use the arts to increase awareness of and combat gun violence. ENACT was selected to participate in this important program because of its record of engaging youth in issues that affect them on a daily basis. In too many classrooms around the country, young people are struggling to process the violence that they encounter in school, in their neighborhoods, and which they witness in the world at large. ENACT artists work with them to give voice to the emotions and trauma that these incidents evoke. Through scene work, facilitated discussions, and role play, students can begin to process and work through the reactions they are experiencing. Most importantly, they can begin to discover concrete and demonstrable ways to become true change agents and ambassadors of peace.e.
ENACT’s Parent Advisory Committee will be meeting this Saturday, December 5th from noon to 3:00 PM in ENACT’s offices at 630 Ninth Avenue. Come join other ENACT parents and grandparents. You don’t have to be the parent of a current ENACT student – we’re looking for anyone with an interest in improving NYC public education and bringing more programs like ENACT into the schools. If you’re interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a picture of some of our group at a recent United Federation of Teachers Parents’ Conference. Come #ShowUP and get involved!