We envision a world in which all young people lead creative, purposeful lives.
Two decades of training adults to work in creative and empowering ways with youth, and we still keep hearing statements like “I haven’t picked up art supplies in years. I don’t know how to draw!” or “I had never sang songs in a group before – I feel so liberated right now, having let my voice out.” If you work with groups in any way, you’ve probably experienced the same when you present something new to your participants. What is this about? Statements like these represent two states of mind that participants may experience when trying something new – anxiety and curiosity. As a facilitator of learning, a key role you play is to help participants manage these two distinct states.