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 express themselves while embracing the difference in others. My Voice, My Choice, INC. resonates with all students by fostering a safe space that cultivates personal growth and social development. We engage, inspire and empower.
By meeting each student where she/he is, we work to promote productive behaviors that will better serve individual lives and the communities they inhabit. We develop all of our programs to service the needs of our clients. We apporoach learning with the charisma and creativity it takes to motivate positive change. By staying relevant and fresh, My Voice, My Choice translates well with the youth.
We create ways to implement current events into our activities, and lesson plans, fueling dicussions and participation while processing teachable moments that deter negative behaviors.
Through theatre arts and guided facilitation, My Voice, My Choice is committed to transforming behaviors and building community leaders. My Voice, My Choice INC. consists of three working components:
1. Performance/Audience Processing
2. Classroom Workshops
3. Student Campaign
Each component is crafted to inspire creativity and direction in students. By developing a Student Campaign, My Voice, My Choice participants are encouraged to step into the role of leadership to advocate for positive change in their learning environment.
Any of the three components can be offered seperately; however, the Student Campaign cannot exist without first completing the Performance or participating in a Classroom Workshop. The client has the option to choose what works best for the individual school.
With 15 years experience facilitating youth development, afterschool, and violence prevention programs in New York City schools, our facilitator enters the room prepared to engage students. Having worked as a professional actor, he fully understands the discipline and professionalism required to deliver impactful results. My Voice, My Choice, INC. blends education and entertainment for success.
11533 Bethel Church Rd
Choices Curriculum is a series of in-class workshops offered by My Voice, My Choice, Inc. Our experienced teaching artist enters the classroom once a week and facilitates a 45 minute lesson plan that is active, educational, and fun. By implementing current events and relatable situations into our daily lesson plans, we encourage students to draw from their own personal experiences and observations as we examine day to day pressing issues and discuss applicable solutions. Our program is designed to build self-confidence, develop group dynamics, and foster a learning environment where everyone will thrive. With our carefully structured curriculum, we identify the obstacle, examine and discuss solutions, promote accountability. Choices Curriculum can be scheduled as a single visit or a residency, not exceeding ten weeks.
September 01, 2016 – June 01, 2017
During School Hours
Classroom suitable for learning.
The pricing description below reflects the facilitator entering the classroom(s) one day a week for 10 weeks. The client has the option to choose the length of the program, the day of the visit, and the number of classes receiving services.
10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 1 class per week is $660.00
10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 2 classes per week is $960.00
10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 3 classes per week is $1,110.00
10 week (45 minutes – 1 hour per class) residency with 4 classes per week is $1,260.00
SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own ideas clearly and persuasively. Students will participate in a range of group activities and discussions where they will have to share their thoughts and opinions with the entire class.
RED.SE.1.2 – Identify ways of controlling behaviors associated with emotional states, feelings, and moods. Students will participate in various activities where they identify and discuss negative behaviors, the causes of negative behaviors and the consequences. Students will also discuss productive solutions to counter negative behaviors.
W10 – Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audience. Students will participate in a range of activities where they will write about their point of view and personal experiences. Students will also write and develop a short play based on material discussed during classroom lessons.
6-12/Comm.2 – Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings. Students will participate in role play activities where they will explore behavior choices, conflict resolution, poor decision making and consequences.
6-12/Aesthetics 1 – Understand how to design technical theatre components, such as costumes, sets, props, makeup, lighting, and sound. By using the information and material discussed during weekly lessons, students will create, develop, and produce a Student Campaign (production) and present their work to their peers.
6-12/Culture 2 – Understand the traditions, role, and conventions of theatre as an art form. Students will research their role and responsibilities and identify how their talents and contribution will aid to the success of their production. Students will create a production, use art to foster change in their learning community and discuss their process with peers.
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 documents 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.