Children’s Home Society Workshops
Children’s Home Society, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
For several years, until the closing of the shelters, Blue Planet led creative workshops with the teenagers living at Children’s Home Society in West Palm Beach. Teen mothers, runaways, and youths who had been abused or neglected took part in creative writing and drama workshops led by a teaching writer and a teaching artist. The teens wrote stories and poetry, played writing games, learned about improvisation and theatre technique, and engaged in lots of fun, expressive activities that enabled them to showcase their creativity and allowed their artistic voices to be heard. It was a very special project–one that made a difference in the lives of kids who faced great challenges every day.