Adam and Julien’s Story: LATE NITE ART

Adam Rosendahl and Julien Thomas are Partners for Youth Empowerment trained social artists who run LATE NITE ART, an evening of…

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Alan’s Story: Working with Others, for Others

Alan Wong is an independent facilitator and poet who has organized and facilitated experiential art and leadership programs for thousands of teens…

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Creating a Safe Space

In Men and the Water of Life, Michael Meade writes “If the fires that innately burn inside youths are not intentionally…

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Photographer Starts Youth Innovation Hub

“I have never before witnessed the transformational power of creativity in such a profound way. . .

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Daniel’s Story: Life as a Social Artist

Canadian born Daniel Lalande is a recent convert to social artistry. For 24 years Daniel worked as a costume designer,…

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Derek’s Story: Behind the Scenes

Derek Debru is a filmmaker and community artist who works internationally. Last year he joined Partners for Youth Empowerment in…

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Arts and Creativity Inspire Youth at UNIS school in Hanoi

The arts festival was part of the Mekong Regional International Schools Association. The organization brings together 8 schools from Vietnam,…

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Finding a Job in the International Schools Network

International Schools are in over countries. Here’s some tips on how to get your foot in the door.

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Ed’S Story: Developing Projects for Children Living in Refugee Camps

Being a part of our collaboration with ELIX on developing projects working with refugee children this summer had a huge impact…

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Ed’s Story: How Do You Start a Social Art Organization?

As an international organization we have met and worked with thousands of social artists around the world. One question that many of…

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Eric’s Story: The Power of Drama

Eric Mulholland is an actor and facilitator with more than 20 years of experience in using theater for youth empowerment….

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Fatuma’s Story: Young Women Empowered

I am from Kenya originally so I am a newcomer to this country. I am doing my best to be…

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Jamie’s Story: Cheers to Changemaker

Seattle Met Magazine recently celebrated the winners of their fourth annual Light a Fire Awards. These honors are given to organizations…

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Youth Grow Wings Through Self Acceptance

A new Jamaican facilitator shares her journey through Creative Facilitation trainings and youth camps.

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Jennifer’s Story: A Group Rhythm of Solidarity

Thanks to Partners for Youth Empowerment, the power of play and creativity is an active, vibrant part of my daily…

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Joanne’s Story: Using The Arts In Peacebuilding

Joanne Lauterjung Kelly lives in Myanmar (also known as Burma) working with an international NGO that supports local organizations and…

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Engaging Indigenous Youth

This model is not only empowering youth, it’s strengthening communities across the generations, says Kelly Terbasket.

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Engaging Students in Learning

How one teacher learned to bring her artistic self into play to create a welcoming atmosphere.

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Camp Youth Sheds Labels and Finds Himself

How one young man stepped into his power and purpose in life.

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PYE Trainer, Andrew Nalani, Has an Urgent Message for Bill Gates

On September 26th, PYE Trainer and New York University Ph.D. Candidate, Andrew Nalani, spoke to a packed audience that included…

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Rebekka’s Story: The Magic of Music

Rebekka Goldsmith has been part of our community for many years and her work with music and particularly vocal improvisation have…

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An Introvert’s Advice on Working with Youth

The dangers of labeling youth as introverts and the value of being a quiet facilitator.

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Sagesse’s Story: A Fresh Take on Teaching

Sagesse Graham is a videographer and animator who uses aspects of the Creative Community Model in her work with youth….

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Shalini’s Story: Gather and Learn Together

When we met Shalini Menon she was working with Dream a Dream in Bangalore, India, helping to empower vulnerable young…

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Themis’ Story: Transforming Work into Play

Themistoklis Gkion is a lead facilitator with Partners for Youth Empowerment and the Founder and Learning Experience Architect at Flow…

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Thomas’ Story: Creative Community Comes to the Bay Area, California

Our Lead Facilitator Thomas Arndt fills us in on the amazing energy and passion developing in our newest community.  …

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Tiffany’s Story: Applying the Creative Community Model in your Work

The Creative Community Model is incredibly flexible. It just works.   We first met Tiffany Purn some years ago when…

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Xanthippi’s Story: Bringing Rhythm to Greece

Xanthippi Anastasiadou is a music teacher at a primary school in Thessaloniki, Greece and Master’s student at the University of…

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Xola’s Story: Youth Work in South Africa

Xola Yoyo is a youth worker on the Eastern Cape of South Africa who uses the Creative Community Model in…

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