BREWERVILLE, LIBERIA | DECEMBER 2016

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BREWERVILLE, LIBERIA | DECEMBER 2016

DATE - DECEMBER 2016
ROLE - GUEST FACILITATORS
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - DIANE E. DAVIS ORPHANAGE
 LOCATION - BREWERVILLE, LIBERIA
THEIR MISSION - PROVIDING FOOD, SHELTER AND SCHOOLING TO CHILDREN.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 20
AGES - 5-18 YEARS OLD

TITLE - VISION BOARD GREETING CARDS
ART FORM - DRAWING & WRITING

LESSON - AFFIRMATIONS - PERSONAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT
ACTIVITY - STUDENTS CREATED GREETING CARDS ADDRESSED TO THEMSELVES - THEY WROTE/DREW ALL THEY WERE HAPPY FOR/ACCOMPLISHED IN 2016 AND ALL THEIR GOALS FOR 2017.

MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PIPE CLEANERS, GLITTER GLUE, SCISSORS, COLOR PENCILS, MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND PENCILS.

IMPACT -
1. SELF-ESTEEM - EACH INDIVIDUAL SPOKE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS ABOUT THEMSELVES WHICH TRIGGERS THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. WHEN REPEATED AND BELIEVED THESE WORDS HOLD POWER!
2. COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR (CBT) - ADJUST THOUGHTS AND THE BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE THOUGHTS. BY CHANGING ANY NEGATIVE THOUGHTS OF SELF TO POSITIVE, OUR BEHAVIORS WILL FOLLOW.
3. SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
4. HAPPINESS
5. EMPOWERMENT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND CONFIDENCE
5. COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS

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CAREYSBURG, LIBERIA | DECEMBER 2016

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CAREYSBURG, LIBERIA | DECEMBER 2016

DATE - DECEMBER 2016
ROLE - GUEST FACILITATORS
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - MY BROTHER'S KEEPER ORPHANAGE
 LOCATION - CAREYSBURG, LIBERIA
THEIR MISSION - THE ORPHANAGE IS SUPPORTED BY THE USAID FOOD & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT (FED) PROJECT. PROVIDING FOOD, SHELTER AND SCHOOLING TO CHILDREN.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 138
AGES - 5-18 YEARS OLD

TITLE - VISION BOARD GREETING CARDS
ART FORM - DRAWING & WRITING

LESSON - AFFIRMATIONS - PERSONAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & ENCOURAGEMENT
ACTIVITY - STUDENTS CREATED GREETING CARDS ADDRESSED TO THEMSELVES - THEY WROTE/DREW ALL THEY WERE HAPPY FOR/ACCOMPLISHED IN 2016 AND ALL THEIR GOALS FOR 2017.

MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PIPE CLEANERS, GLITTER GLUE, SCISSORS, COLOR PENCILS, MARKERS, CRAYONS, AND PENCILS.

IMPACT -
1. SELF-ESTEEM - EACH INDIVIDUAL SPOKE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS ABOUT THEMSELVES WHICH TRIGGERS THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. WHEN REPEATED AND BELIEVED THESE WORDS HOLD POWER!
2. COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR (CBT) - ADJUST THOUGHTS AND THE BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH THOSE THOUGHTS. BY CHANGING ANY NEGATIVE THOUGHTS OF SELF TO POSITIVE, OUR BEHAVIORS WILL FOLLOW.
3. SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
4. HAPPINESS
5. EMPOWERMENT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND CONFIDENCE
5. COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS

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LADYVILLE, BELIZE | JULY 2016

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LADYVILLE, BELIZE | JULY 2016

DATE - JULY 2016
ROLE
ART SUPPLIES DONATION
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - LIBERTY CHILDREN'S HOME
LOCATION
LADYVILLE, BELIZE
THEIR MISSION - THE ORPHANAGE CURRENTLY PROVIDES CARE AND EDUCATION FOR ABUSED AND ABANDONDED CHILDREN. THE NAME 'LIBERTY' EVOLVED FROM THE CHARITY'S PHILOSOPHY OF GIVING CHILDREN THE FREEDOM TO BE THEMSELVES, AS WELL AS FREEING THEM FROM THE ADVERSITIES THEY'VE HAD TO FACE IN THEIR YOUNG LIVES. THE ORGANIZATION STRIVES TO NURTURE THE CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT OF THEIR STUDENTS. 
NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 37
AGES - 5-17 YEARS OLD

SUPPLIES DONATEDPLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, NOTEBOOKS, GLUE, CRAYONS, PENCILS, COLOR PENCILS, MARKERS, SCISSORS, ERASERS, CHALK, BACKPACKS

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BROOKYLN, NY | JUNE 2016

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BROOKYLN, NY | JUNE 2016

DATE - JUNE 2016
ROLE - 
GUEST FACILITATOR
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - KURT KAHN EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING SCHOOL
LOCATION - BROOKLYN, NY
THEIR MISSION - ENGAGING STUDENTS IN LEARNING EXPEDITIONS, WHICH ARE STANDARDS-BASED, REAL-WORLD PROJECTS THAT PROVIDE ACTIVE LEARNING OPPORTUNITES WHILE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND BEYOND
NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 6
AGES - 14-17 YEARS OLD

TITLE - CIRCLES OF AFFIRMATION
ART FORM - DRAWING

LESSON -
1. ART HISTORY - COCENTRIC CIRCLES BY WASSILY KANDINSKY
2. COLOR THEORY - EXPLANATION OF HOW EACH COLOR HAS DIFFERENT MEANINGS AND ARE ASSOCIATED WITH POSITIVE CHARACTERISTIC TRAITS


ACTIVITY - THE MEANINGS OF EACH COLOR WERE PASSED AROUND AND EACH STUDENT WAS ASKED TO CREATE A COCENTRIC CIRCLE USING SPECIFIC COLORS BASED ON THE POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS THEY POSSESS.

MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, SCISSORS, COLOR PENCILS, MARKERS

IMPACT -
1. UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR AND ITS RELATION TO SELF
2. ART HISTORY - STUDY OF A RENOWNED PAINTER AND INFLUENCER OF THE ART WORLD
3. SELF-ESTEEM - EACH INDIVIDUAL SPOKE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS ABOUT THEMSELVES WHICH TRIGGERS THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. WHEN REPEATED AND BELIEVED THESE WORDS HOLD POWER!
4. UNDERSTANDING THAT INDIVIDUALLY WE ARE UNIQUE AND POSSESS POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS
5. SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
6. COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS
7. EMPOWERMENT, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND CONFIDENCE

 

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STATEN ISLAND, NY | APRIL 2016

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STATEN ISLAND, NY | APRIL 2016

DATE - APRIL 2016
ROLE -
GUEST FACILITATOR
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - WELLNESS INSPIRING SUMMIT
LOCATION - STATEN ISLAND, NY
THEIR MISSION - AIDING IN THE SPIRITUAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH OF GIRLS, TO HELP THEM UNLOCK THEIR INNER LEADERS
NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 5
AGES - 11-14 YEARS OLD

TITLE - FROM WORDS TO PICTURES
ART FORM - POETRY

LESSON - THE PERSONALITY TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS THAT PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COLORS POSSESS & HOW WE CAN ALSO IDENTIFY WITH THEM.

ACTIVITY - CREATE A PICTURE USING WORDS - A POEM ABOUT THEMSELVES USING THE TRAIT KEYWORDS WHICH THEY AND THE COLORS BOTH EMBODY.

MATERIALS USEDPLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, CRAYONS AND MARKERS

IMPACT - VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION & COLOR WERE USED TO STIMULATE CREATIVITY. THEIR IMAGINATION WAS ALSO STRENGTHENED BECAUSE OF THE CONCEPTUAL THINKING USED TO FORMULATE THE POEM. THESE ACTIVITIES AIDED IN THEIR SELF-ESTEEM AS THE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO POSITIVELY AFFIRM THEIR STRENGTHS AND UNIQUENESS USING COLORS. THEIR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WERE ENHANCED BECAUSE THEY LEARNED THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-LOVE & WORTH.

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DODOWA, GHANA | JANUARY 2016

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DODOWA, GHANA | JANUARY 2016

DATE - JANUARY 2016
ROLE - GUEST FACILITATOR
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - DODOWA PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL
LOCATION - DODOWA, GHANA

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 40
AGES - 11-17 YEARS OLD
GRADE - 5TH GRADE

TITLE - EXPRESS HAPPINESS


ACTIVITYSTUDENTS WERE TAUGHT ABOUT VISUAL ART AND MUSIC THERAPY AND HOW BOTH TRIGGER EMOTION. THEY WERE THEN ASKED TO DRAW HOW CERTAIN SONGS MAKE THEM FEEL.
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, COLORED PENCILS, CRAYONS, MARKERS, SHARPENERS, SCISSORS AND ERASERS
IMPACT
THESE ACTIVITIES AIDED IN THEIR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ENHANCED THEIR IMAGINATIONS AND HELPED TO EXHIBIT THEIR CREATIVITY AND ABILITY TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

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DODOWA, GHANA | JANUARY 2016

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DODOWA, GHANA | JANUARY 2016

DATE - JANUARY 2016
ROLE - TEACHER
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - DODOWA PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL
LOCATION - DODOWA, GHANA

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 40
AGES - 11-17 YEARS OLD
GRADE - 5TH GRADE

TITLE - EXPRESS HAPPINESS


ACTIVITY - STUDENTS WERE BROKEN UP INTO THREE GROUPS AND ASKED TO ILLUSTRATE THEIR BEST VIEWS ON AGRICULTURE - A GARDEN, FOREST AND FARM. 
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, COLORED PENCILS, CRAYONS, MARKERS, SHARPENERS, SCISSORS AND ERASERS
IMPACT
THESE ACTIVITIES AIDED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR IMAGINATION, AS WELL AS THEIR INTERPERSONAL AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS THOUGH GROUP WORK. THEIR ATTENTION TO DETAIL WERE IMPRESSIVE!

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DODOWA, GHANA | JANUARY 2016

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DODOWA, GHANA | JANUARY 2016

DATE - JANUARY 2016
ROLE - TEACHER
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - DODOWA PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL
LOCATION - DODOWA, GHANA

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 40
AGES - 6-7 YEARS OLD
GRADE - 2ND GRADE

TITLE - EXPRESS HAPPINESS


ACTIVITY - WHILE EXPRESSING HAPPINESS THROUGH DANCE AND VISUAL ARTS, STUDENTS EXHIBITED A GREAT DEAL OF JOY FOR THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, COLORED PENCILS, CRAYONS, MARKERS, SHARPENERS, SCISSORS, ERASERS AND COLORING BOOKS
IMPACT
THESE ACTIVITIES AIDED IN THEIR PERSONAL & SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION, WHILE STRENGTHENING INTER-PERSONAL SKILLS WITH THEIR CLASSMATES AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA | JANUARY 2016

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA | JANUARY 2016

DATE - JANUARY 2016
ROLE - TEACHER
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
THEIR MISSION - PREPARING THE HAND & MIND FOR SERVICE
LOCATION - MONROVIA, LIBERIA

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 31
AGES - 6-10 YEARS OLD
GRADE - 3RD GRADE

TITLE - TOGETHER WE CAN


ACTIVITY - STUDENTS WERE BROKEN UP INTO THREE GROUPS AND EACH WERE ASKED TO WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A SCENERY BASED ON AGRICULTURE - A GARDEN, FOREST AND FARM. WE WANTED TO KNOW HOW THEY VIEW THEIR SURROUNDINGS AND THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL. 
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, COLORED PENCILS, CRAYONS, MARKERS, SHARPENERS, SCISSORS AND ERASERS
IMPACT - THEY USED CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES AND TO ACHIEVE A COMMON GOAL. THEY ALSO USED THE KNOWLEDGE LEARNED TO SHARE AND APPLY IDEAS, WHILE USING EACHOTHER'S TALENTS AND SPECIAL ABILITIES, AS WELL AS INTERPERSONAL SKILLS TO BREAK UP THE WORK IN ORDER TO GET IT DONE!

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA | JANUARY 2016

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA | JANUARY 2016

DATE - JANUARY 2016
ROLE - TEACHER
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
THEIR MISSION - PREPARING THE HAND & MIND FOR SERVICE
LOCATION - MONROVIA, LIBERIA

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 31
AGES - 5-8 YEARS OLD
GRADE - 1ST & 2ND GRADE

TITLE - EXPRESS HAPPINESS


ACTIVITY - THE STUDENTS WERE ASKED TO EXPRESS WHAT MAKES THEM HAPPY AND CREATE AN ARTWORK BASED ON THAT, AS WELL AS DANCE TO A SONG OF THEIR CHOICE. AFTER ALL, DANCE IS ALSO AN ART.
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, COLORED PENCILS, CRAYONS, MARKERS, SHARPENERS, SCISSORS AND ERASERS
IMPACT - THESE ACTIVITIES AIDED IN THEIR PERSONAL & SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION, WHILE STRENGTHENING THEIR CONFIDENCE AND NURTURING THEIR LEADERSHIP ABILITIES THROUGH VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS. 

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NEW YORK, NY | NOVEMBER 2015

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NEW YORK, NY | NOVEMBER 2015

DATE - NOVEMBER 2015
ROLE - GUEST FACILITATOR
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - ONE MILLION GIRLS - SUMM[HER] PROGRAM

THEIR MISSION - EMPOWERING GIRLS AROUND THE GLOBE
LOCATION - STATEN ISLAND, NY

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 4

TITLE - WORDS OF AFFIRMATION


ACTIVITYSTUDENTS WERE PAIRED UP AND CREATED A NAME ACRONYM ABOUT THEIR PARTNER, USING STRONG & EMPOWERING WORDS, AND DECORATED THEM TO DISPLAY THEIR CREATIVE TALENTS. AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP, EVERYONE PRESENTED ALL THE SUP[HER] AND CREATIVE THINGS THEY HAD WRITTEN & DRAWN FOR EACH OTHER.
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER, CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, CRAYONS AND MARKERS
IMPACT
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION AND EMPOWERMENT, WHILE UTILIZING AND NURTURING THEIR IMAGINATION AND CREATIVE SKILLS. 

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NEW YORK, NY | AUGUST 2015

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NEW YORK, NY | AUGUST 2015

DATE - AUGUST 2015
ROLE - GUEST FACILITATOR
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - ONE MILLION GIRLS - SUMM[HER] PROGRAM

THEIR MISSION - EMPOWERING GIRLS AROUND THE GLOBE
LOCATION - STATEN ISLAND, NY

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 8

TITLE - THE PERCEPTION OF COLOR


ACTIVITYSTUDENTS WERE ASKED TO EXPRESS HOW CERTAIN COLORS MAKE THEM FEEL AND DEPICT THOSE FEELINGS IN A SELF-PORTRAIT.
MATERIALS USED - PLAIN PAPER AND CRAYONS
IMPACT
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION AND EMPOWERMENT, WHILE UTILIZING AND NURTURING THEIR IMAGINATION, CREATIVE SKILLS AND BROADENING THEIR PERSPECTIVE AND PERCEPTIONS.

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA | FEBRUARY 2014

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA | FEBRUARY 2014

DATE - FEBRUARY 2014
ROLE - TEACHER
SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION - MORE THAN ME ACADEMY

THEIR MISSION - USING EDUCATION AS A CATALYST FOR TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL CHANGE FOR EVERY GIRL IN LIBERIA
LOCATION - MONROVIA, LIBERIA

NUMBER OF STUDENTS - 40

TITLE - SELF-LOVE IS THE BEST LOVE


ACTIVITY - STUDENTS WERE ASKED TO DRAW & WRITE ALL THE THINGS THEY LOVE ABOUT THEMSELVES ON CUT-OUTS OF THEIR OWN HANDS AND PRESENT IN FRONT OF THE CLASS.
MATERIALS USED - CONSTRUCTION PAPER, PENCILS, SCISSORS, GLUE, MARKERS, CRAYONS AND GLITTER GLUE
IMPACT
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION AND EMPOWERMENT, WHILE UTILIZING AND NURTURING THEIR IMAGINATION AND CREATIVE SKILLS.

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