Playmaking for Girls

Public Performance Summer 2014


This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited -- reservations required! Call 404.484.8636 to reserve.



June 14, 2014 | 6PM

Dahlberg Hall, GSU
30 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30303

It’s about finding her voice. Learning to talk, wail and sing together. Building self through community. Playmaking for Girls (PFG) is an innovative outreach program that works with girls who have entered or are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. All segments of the program are free to participants and include a critical component of parent involvement. In 2010, Synchronicity hosted the first Playmaking for Girls Youth Symposium, bringing together direct service, arts and sports-based youth programs to build a support network for Atlanta's youth. The Playmaking for Girls program offers a continuum of service through four main components:
• After-School Program provides young women with tools for prevention through the development of self-confidence, how to work in an ensemble, uncovering their voices and building the power to use them;
• Two-day Detention Center Workshops help young women who are already incarcerated imagine new pathways and choices for their lives;
• Summer Program and Public Performance provides time for reflection, empowerment, and change in order to avoid recidivism, and builds empathy and support structures within the ensemble;
• Mentorship Program creates long-term connection and support for the girls. Playmaking for Girls 2013 Produced in association with CHRIS Kids and Little Debbie's Group Home.


Special thanks to our Funders: The Waterfall Foundation, Atlanta Foundation, Homestead Foundation, Conlee Foundation, SunTrust BrightWings Foundation, The Zeist Foundation, Harry A. Fields Foundation, Herman Miller Cares, the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and Fulton County Arts & Culture.


Special thanks to our Sponsor:





Awards

Best Female Program : Metro Regional Youth Detention Center Kaleidoscope Award : Georgia Assembly of Community Arts Agencies 2008 Organization of the Year : Women’s Division, Georgia Psychological Association


Key stats

In the areas of social interactions, anger management, positive self image, life skills and expressing anger without violence, the participants in a recent Playmaking for Girls after-school program improved by more than 65%.


Throughout the year Playmaking for Girls impacts over 400 people:
• 150 young women participating in the detention center workshops (16-20 per workshop)
• 10-14 girls performing in the Public Performance
• 75 youth attending the Public Performance and talkback
• 18 adult women teachers implementing workshops
• 9 adult women mentors
• 250 audience members attending the Public Performance, including 30+ family members of the performers


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