BENEFITING: CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES OF NEW YORK
ORGANIZER: CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES OF NEW YORK
EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2016
CREATIVE ALTERNATIVES OF NEW YORK wrote -
Empower people to ACT UP and OUT!
CANY drama therapy helps people to re-connect, re-build and re-imagine their lives. Together we can help others to ACT UP and OUT of the traumas, abuse, neglect and violence that have held them back.
Would you help us change a life?
In the next 30 days my goal is to raise $5,000 which will provide a 12 week (90 min) drama therapy program to help people like Zion.
Here is his story:
“Zion” was a quiet and reserved boy who only spoke when asked a direct question. He declined participating in any activity and often chose to read a book instead. Through making connections with him around his reading and inviting him to share more about the books he was interested in, he became more engaged, present and active in relating to fellow group members. Over time he even took on a leadership role within the group. During our session together, Zion announced that although he had not before seen himself as a creative person, he thoroughly enjoyed our time together. He also reflected that the group allowed him to think differently about things in his life.
Zion’s success is the kind of hope and change that ignites what we do.
CANY’s drama therapy groups enable people who have endured traumatic events and circumstances to find ways to build new emotional and behavioral skills. The results: Our participants gain a greater understanding of themselves, relate to others by building stronger interpersonal connections, and find success in their lives.
Find out more about CANY: http://www.cany.org/.