For youth ages: 13–16 years
Drama is a way for us to express ourselves creatively and step out of our comfort zone. This program is an introduction to the world of performance arts. Through interactive activities with a focus on improvisation, character development, and community building; the youth will explore the world of theatre. Participants will also direct and act in a one-act play. The final week of this program will be a performance of the One-Act play!
For parents of children ages: 0–5 years
Do you ever feel like you don’t understand why your child is behaving in a challenging way and you are unsure of what to do as a parent? The Circle of Security Parenting program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This 8-week program will teach parents how to better understand their child’s emotional needs and to learn how best to manage difficult emotions.
The programs have had a major impact on my family. For my daughter, the programs provided her with a sense of belonging and socialization, especially during the pandemic. It provided a lot of familiarity for her; she always looked forward to each program. The skills that my daughter learned while in these programs provided her more opportunities to interact with us, her teachers, peers, and family members. I am incredibly grateful to all the staff. They were incredible and very accessible. They have so much heart that even in online programs, they provided a sense of warmth that can be felt. They are extremely genuine and sincere with all children and adults that attend the program
My daughter learns best from others (aka “not mom”). She enjoyed all the mindfulness activities. The most significant learning for her was the reinforcement of deep breathing with the Hoberman sphere and blowing out finger candles when she is experiencing big feelings. These are things I have been encouraging her to try but now that I can remind her that she told Sophia, the program facilitator, that she will practice blowing out candles, she is much more likely to actually use the skill to find her calm. My daughter has been fairly socially isolated over the last year due to the covid pandemic. It was impactful for her to hear that the other participants in her class experience similar feelings in similar situations.