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Imagining Solutions

by Mary Alice Carnes, Community Relations Manager

Last week Theatre Action Project had an inspiring visit to Austin City Hall. The Courage in Action All Star camp students were welcomed with a fun tour of the building, a facility that reflects a design that is uniquely Austin. A wonderful visit with Mayor Lee Leffingwell followed with a special moment in City Council chambers, where the All-Star campers officially asked the City of Austin to support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The visit to City Hall was a culmination of what the Courage in Action program at TAP illustrates:

Mayor Lee Leffingwell with TAP's Courage in Action All Stars. Photo by Amanda Davis, Marketing Associate VISTA

1) Recognizing a problem and imagining solutions

2) Assembling a team and making a plan

3) Taking action, and

4) Evaluating your success and trying again.

I was impressed with these students and their teachers. I’m sure they evaluated their success and considered their next steps for rallying support for United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  I’d like to know what other actions  they can take to rally support on this issue. What would you do?

The All-Star camp is a summer camp version of the Courage in Action TAP in the classroom program. Click here to learn more about it and schedule the program at your child’s school. TAP summer camps continue through August 12th.

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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