My Voice, My Choice, Inc.

My Voice, My Choice, Inc.

My Voice, My Choice, Inc. is an innovative program that utilizes theatre-based curricula coupled with classroom workshops to develop conflict resolution, productive decision making, social and emotional skills in students.

Our program targets 6-12 grades.

We embolden students with the tools to

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I Choose To Lead!

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Program description

I Choose To Lead is an innovative program that utilizes theatre and in class curriculum to increase student awareness in ethics and values. Our program seeks to lower negative incidents in school and the community by presenting relatable situations, identifying the cause, and fostering a safe learning environment that encourages active participation and self expression among students. We

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: Literacy, Other, Theatre Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

September 01, 2016 to June 1, 2017

Available times:

During School Hours

Length of program: 60-80 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

The performance works well in any space. A traditional theatre space or auditorium is ideal. Traditional classroom setting or learning space is required for the classroom workshops. The space and technical requirements for the student campaign is TBD.

Location(s):

Intended school campus

Fees / Ticketing:

Fees vary dependent upon schools availability and commitment to additional performances, classrooms visits, and specific materials needed to produce the Student Campaign (i.e. video, and audio equipment).

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

SL4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listenerscan follow the line of reasoning and the organiztion, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (student audience will observe a theatre performance and particpate in post discussion to process what they observed, a list of vocabulary words relating to the play wil be introduced and discussed). 

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and colaborations with diverse partners, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (students will participate in group activities where they will have to collaborate with others to discuss and brain storm strategies and ideas to achieve a task, they will then present their work to their peers). 

W7 – Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (students will be charged with the task of identifying detrimental behaviors that contribute to an unsafe school climate and create a performance piece to counteract those behaviors). 

NC Essential Standards:

From the ARTS EDUCATION, THEATRE STANDARDS:

6-12/Comm.1 – Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.  My Voice, My Choice introduces and defines role-play to demonstrate behaviors and solutions related to self-awareness and social awareness.  Students examine specific situations by taking on the role of characters experiencing those situations for processing. 

6-12/Comm.2 – Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.  My Voice, My Choice Inc. uses role-play and rehearsals in the classroom to prepare the students for their final presentation.  The final presentation allows the students to explore roles and responsibilities of playwright, actor, producer, and director. 

6-12/Aesthetics 1 – Understand how design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting and sound.  My Voice, My Choice Inc. empowers the students with specific roles and responsibilities to support the production of the campaign. Each student will have the opportunity to experience and learn what each role entails and be responsible for fulfilling their individual role. 

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Cancellation Policy

My Voice, My Choice Inc. understands that unanticipated events occur and we certainly take emergencies into consideration.  In our desire to function as an effective and fair organization we have adopted the following policies:

>24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment.  Any cancelation date will require a make-up date, to be determined and agreed upon in the immediate future.  If we are unable to reschedule a new make-up visit due to a conflict in schedule involving another client (we will provide records indicating bookings) My Voice, My Choice Inc. will still be compensated for the original date. 

>If the client is unable to give a 24 hour notice and the facilitator shows up to the site uninformed the school will forfeit that visit and My Voice, My Choice Inc. will be fully compensated for that visit. 

>In the event of inclement weather, My Voice, My Choice Inc. will make arrangements with the school to reschedule a make-up visit(s), if applicable. 

>My Voice, My Choice Inc. will exercise transparency if we are unable to make an appointment due to emergencies or illness.  We will notify the client of our cancelation 24 hours prior to the visit date.  In the event we are unable to make a visit we will attempt to reschedule a make-up date.  If we are unable to reschedule, the client will not be billed for that day. 

We appreciate your business and we look forward to serving you.