Cultural Empowerment Workshops

WORKSHOP A: Cultural Empowerment 101

  

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: Individual $120.00 

  Groups of 4-6  $400.00

*includes lunch and book

For far too many, history lessons are text-book driven, boring and seemingly dis-connected from our present day realities.  Our professional development (PD) workshops are designed to unleash the power of history and bring history to life for youth and youth workers!  

This 2-hour workshop is designed to equip educators, parents and youth workers with a proven technique.  It is based the educational work of various practitioners who, for more than two decades, used history and cultural empowerment to educate and inspire children.  In fact, the technique taught in this workshop has positively impacted over 10,000 child participants and has won numerous awards for M.O.M.I.E’s TLC (including: the White House Arts & Humanities award, the D.C. Community Foundation Linowes award, and others).  


The “Tellin’ Children Process” or the “Great Person Series,” is an arts and humanities based method that uses biography, story-telling, role play and other   interactive/creative activities as an exciting way to   study/teach history.  The “Tellin’ Children Process” specializes in featuring unsung heroes and prominent figures in an effort to educate and motivate students in after-school and in-school settings. 

This workshop will provide a detailed resource book and helpful, user friendly techniques for all participants on how to use the power of real-life stories to motivate children to be positive change makers.  We will engage participants in a hands-on practical training and a theoretical discussion about how this and other culturally responsive teaching strategies (as theoretically described by scholars like Geneva Gay, Gloria Ladson-Billings and others).  



Workshop B: Cultural Empowerment Children's Gallery

Pre-requisite: Workshop A: Cultural Empowerment 101

Duration: 2 hours                     Cost: Individual $80.00 

                                                                       Groups of 4-6  250.00

This workshop is designed for parents and educators and is also open for children and youth, ages 4-14.  It squarely builds upon the first Cultural Empowerment 101 workshop by providing youth development practitioners with an actual demonstration of some of the techniques covered in the resource book. 

In this 2-hour session, participants will engage in hands-on, interactive learning activities that bring history to life.  It is designed to be a demonstration for practitioners who will then be equipped to conduct their own Children’s Interactive History Gallery for children in their classroom, after-school program or at home. 


In referring to our work one parent stated “…I am in awe of how… [this work]…continues to engage our young people in…activities that give them a bigger picture of the world...”