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A Resounding, “Yes”

by Brian C. Fahey, TAP in the Classroom Program Director

This morning I attended day one of our 5th grade program Courage in Action at Mathews Elementary School. As TAP in the Classroom Program Director, I usually spend a great deal of the morning out of the office on location at various elementary schools. Being able to witness the impact of our programs first hand is one of the many aspects of my job that I value the most.

On day one of Courage in Action the actor-teachers ask “Can kids change the world?” The moment comes during an exercise called Exploding Supernova. Students are asked to respond to a series of questions by placing themselves either close to the center of circle signifying “yes” or on the edge for “no.” Of course students can place themselves anywhere in between depending on how strongly they feel.

The students today answered with a resounding “yes.” Hopefully by the end of the program they will be able to articulate how they can change the world. Courage in Action teaches youth to be courageous leaders. This week’s group is on their way!

P.S. My favorite cupcake is vanilla cake with vanilla frosting – – classic, simple, delicious! We hope to see you on Saturday for the Cupcake-A-Doodle-Do! at Central Market North.


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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