Voices in the Treetops - Mission
the Treetops, Inc.
(affiliates in New York and Georgia)
Through the expressive arts,
Voices in the Treetops, Inc. networks to create a culture of peace
by fostering positive, co-operative, productive artivism. We
concentrate on literary and performing arts programs for children,
teens, and adults which promote character development, leadership,
social and environmental responsibility, wellness, entrepreneurial
skills development, social justice, and cultural preservation.
Our mission is to teach and/or empower the principles of pro-active
communication through the performing and literary arts and to
partner with agencies and institutions operating for the good of the
We specialize in workshops, e.g. Domestic Violence, that challenge
the structures of power and control that continue to destroy the
fabric and integrity of our society. We mentor young artists,
activists and advocates. We help communities use the power of
the performing arts to promote peace, facilitating constructive
dialogue and collaboration between individuals, families,
faith-based organizations, social service agencies, juvenile
services, legal and medical professionals, health professionals and
institutions of primary through higher education. VOICES IN
THE TREETOPS, Inc. is totally committed to creating a culture of
and apprentice young artists in our programs to foster their
artists for social change.
facilitate co-operation and the accessing of mutual moral conscience
in warring factions within the community.
A. Using instructional and other function -
based text to make theatre,
visual art, and/or music.
B. Forming affinity groups based on diverse
literature and print media
(fiction/drama, fiction/comedy, world
history, local history, self-help,
mechanics, business, environment, etc.).
2. History for Values Clarification and Awareness
A. Spoken Word, Dance, and Musical Performance.
1. Fostering creativity
by presentation of original works.
2. Encouraging cross-class
and cultural communication through
B. Community Building/Violence Prevention.
1. Values examination and
clarification in popular culture, tradition
2. Intercultural dialogue
and language exchange.
3. Conflict resolution
and anger management.
3. Environmental Studies and Performance Workshops
A. Writing projects based on ecological
B. Exchange programs with youth from diverse
regions, rural and urban,
to study the effects of pollutants on the
quality of community life and
the findings in poetry and musical performance.
C. Training adults and youth in performance and
geared to fostering ecological awareness.
The Creator's and the ancestors' guiding hands
are following the guidance
Following the wisdom builds the character of all involved in our
programs - the teachers and students, facilitators and participants,
performers and audiences
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