Creative Arts Programs for Collective Action
GK students learn how creativity and artistic expression inform others about serious issues and effect real change in their communities and in the world by participating in Global Kids Creative Arts programs:
Undesirable Elements is a dynamic, year-long theater project developed and performed by the participants. Students weave together their cultural heritage, personal stories, world history, and current events to share compelling stories that tackle difficult issues such as globalization, immigration, and poverty. Conducted in collaboration with Ping Chong & Company, Undesirable Elements combines dance, music, spoken word and theater to create a moving and unforgettable experience that is performed regularly at Global Kids’ Annual Youth Conference and other venues.
Xpressions works with teens interested in exploring the role of media and the arts for social change. The program combines multimedia strategies and leadership development to empower youth to become critical thinkers, art/media producers, and global citizens. Skills such as storyboarding, online research, filming and editing are used to create original stories, artwork, short documentaries or Public Service Announcements (PSAs) which raise awareness of global issues.