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Santa Claus vs. Aron, TAP Teaching Artist

Just the other day I was at the post office and saw a family come in with letters to mail to Santa Claus. It made me think of all the letters we get here at TAP from students. I mean we’re no Santa Claus but our Teaching Artists are pretty close…can you see the similarity?!

Students get so excited when they see our Teaching Artists at their school…”hey that’s Miss Natalie, Sam the Salamander, and Mr. Freddy!”

Teaching Artists, Natalie and Freddy performing Heroes/Los Heroes

Our teachers give students the tools to deal with conflict, to be courageous bystanders, and to make alternative choices to everyday issues they face in life. Our teachers connect with the students in a fun way and allow them to explore creativity and discover their own self confidence in the process.

It’s so cool seeing the teachers come and go knowing they’re off to a class where they will really make a difference in their student’s lives.

Here’s a letter from a St. Andrew’s student:

“Dear Ms. Claire, Mr. Tim, and TAP,

Thank you so so much for coming to St. Andrew’s! I feel like I could never forget the wonderful story you told. It was great! I am so glad you came!”

About creativeactionaustin

We are based in Austin, Texas and reach more than 16,000 young people every year through our unique blend of theatre and education programs.Our programs expose young people to critical social problems and offer opportunities for them to creatively think about how they can be a part of solutions to these problems. Creative Action is a unique blend of art and education – for us, the two are intertwined. We believe that using the arts as a teaching method provides a fun, engaging and inspiring way to learn – it incorporates the whole mind and body.

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