Wise Girls Read & Write participants share issues through reflection, which influence their social, cultural, and academic lives and develop their voices by integrating them into the book and writing clubs. Through one on one mentoring and monthly creative writing workshops girls are encouraged to explore their creative talents both written and oral. These mentoring sessions help girls with written expressions in the areas of poetry, fiction, drama, playwriting, screen plays, and persuasive writing, journaling and more. They are also taught to self publish and design book covers. As well, as how to market and sell their books and the relationship between literary arts and business.
The program's economic component and entrepreneurial workshops teach youth the business aspect of taking their artistic creations from concept to completion, which include learning the disciplines of creating, marketing, merchandising, pricing, and selling their works for a profit in the marketplace.
Their work of art is showcased and sold at the Girls Are a Work of ArtSM gallery showings. Working in a classroom or a studio as an artist, gives young people the opportunity to learn future workplace behavior.
Activities include on and off-site mentoring sessions at artists studios, galleries and field trips to museums for the purpose of building avenues of learning, discovery and sharing with artisans. As well as, girls are given the opportunity to develop skills through a myriad of hands on activities and create one of a kind art creations like crafts, ceramics, painting, jewelry, quilting, book and journal making and so much more.
The opportunity to receive constructive critiques and participate in creative discussions with talented artisans is a valuable experience to our young artists
To inspire the creative process and stimulate self-expression and confidence, the Girls Rock the ArtsSM program includes but is not limited to arts education, performing, visual and literary arts.
To inspire the creative process and stimulate self-expression and confidence, the Girls Rock the ArtsSM for Life Enrichment program is designed to instill cultural richness and awaken a broad spectrum of girls to the arts, literary, visual, and performing.
The program is a multi-discipline art collaborative with mentoring artisans who take time out to develop the creative talents of youth, and promote positive relationships among youth from diverse cultural and ethnic groups,