A UNITED COMMUNITY SCHOOL:
At Bronx Writing Academy, we believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful, rigorous instruction that promotes student discourse and critical thinking. We believe that social-emotional learning is critical for success. We believe that students learn and excel by engaging in academic, therapeutic, athletic, creative, and social programs.
"The Creative Arts Team uses theatre strategies to engage, inspire, and educate.
Creative Arts Team (CAT) uses interactive theatre and drama strategies to inspire creativity and support social, emotional, and academic learning in a variety of settings including schools, after-school programs, college campuses, and community-based organizations. CAT actor-teachers (teaching artists) facilitate interactive workshops with young people, educators, parents, and professionals using a participant-centered approach to process key themes or issues and build skills using drama strategies.
When young people or adults step into the world of a CAT workshop they become active participants, not just observers. They shape and re-shape the lives of characters faced with ordinary – and extraordinary – challenges. Most important, they learn concrete skills they can reapply in their own lives.
Through interactive drama strategies, CAT captures a panoramic view of our society and zooms in on specific issues and behaviors that create obstacles in our lives. These workshops encourage participants to carefully examine the choices, decisions and consequences of everyday challenges. The end goal is to raise awareness and to promote problem solving, decision-making, and self-advocacy skills that will build the confidence of every participant."
LEAP AFTER SCHOOL:
BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE:
"Bronx Arts Ensemble brings music and related arts to Bronx schools and neighborhoods. We contribute to the cultures of our Bronx communities through live performances and innovative arts education that stimulate creativity, imagination, and aspirations."