Ethnodrama After School Program

What is ethnodrama?:

Updated Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Students will choose an issue they care about. They will interview community members and leaders and then use drama, art, music, film, and graphic design to capture their findings and to engage school and public audiences in cross-cultural dialogue about the issue at hand. When: October 2017- May 2018, 1x/week 3:30-5:30pm or the best 2-hour time slot for families. Who: Youth, grades 6-12 How Many: 10-15 students Where: Grand Center Arts Academy Contact: Sarah Hobson, Community Allies Email: sarah.hobson@communityalliesconsulting.com Phone: 314-304-0383 Cost: All Accepted Students Receive Scholarships

Updated Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Application Submission Process: Please email Sarah Hobson or see Sarah Nester, Social Studies, on the 5th floor for an application. Applications can be handwritten and must either be submitted to the Ethnodrama folder in the front office (you will need to request the folder), or students can email their application to Sarah Hobson. Criteria for Selection: A diverse group that has an interconnected set of issues of interest and matching schedules for potential days of the week for the program and who are committed to respectful interaction with youth and teachers. Criteria for Acceptance: Both a waitlist and an accepted group of students will be chosen and will be required to speak with Sarah by phone so that Sarah can learn more about student and parent desires and goals, answer all questions, and confirm student and parent commitment. Other Information: To continue securing funding, the program will be documented and researched, and students will have a wide array of choices as to how they are represented. Fund raising update: We are doing an ioby.org campaign to fund both the program and some professional development that will involve teachers in the program and in learning ethnodrama. Here is the campaign link where you can donate. Please donate and/or spread the message below to more donors and to your social media: Ethnodrama at Grand Center Arts Academy: Please donate and spread the news to other donors: Program for students, p/d for teachers. Sarah Nester, Social Studies, GCAA: "Students in my view are already some of the leaders of our society. They are the people who step up regularly and take a lot of risks. They have agency. This program reinforces that. It reinforces that they are the cutting edge of change in the world." Article by Sarah Nester Social Studies