Empowerment through TELLING IT!

From the Boardroom to the Bedroom: The Protocol Praxis

May 12 2015 • 53 mins

There have been numerous studies about the inequality of education in the United States. A child born into a low-income family has only a 9 % chance of getting a college degree, but the odds are 54% for a child in a high-income family. But do not give up HOPE! Instead, let’s TALK ABOUT IT and TELL IT. My guests this week are from Telling It, an award-winning community-based program designed for under-served children and youth grades K-12 who may be coping with traumas such as homelessness or exposure to gang activity. Telling It uses the arts as a tool for change and as a source of empowerment. Scientific studies have shown that children exposed to the arts are more likely to succeed in the classroom. And, as we often see, not only are the youth empowered through Telling It, but Telling It’s teaching team who act as the agents of empowerment also experience inspiration and hope on a daily basis. Complete with clips from some of Telling It’s students, join me this week as we TELL IT!