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Spoken Word Artist/Instructor

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I'RAISE Girls & Boys International

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We are seeking a Spoken Word Artist with previous experience or solid interest in teaching youth in grades 3-12. Artist will work with youth to help them examine their personal experiences and current events to develop concepts for their work and practice various ways to put those concepts into spoken word pieces. The goal is to encourage children to explore their creativity and unique perspectives and create at least 3 written works by the end of the semester.

Requirements

  • Artist must be available for the full course of the semester (April 12-June 27th)
  • Able to conduct 1-2 classes each week with each session lasting one hour
  • Must be able to host the class(es) sometime between 2pm and 7pm Monday through Friday and/or 10am and 2pm Saturdays
  • Artist will prepare students to perform at our end of semester showcase and other potential I'RAISE events. Instructor may also be asked to perform at an event or two.
  • Maintain communication with program staff and parents to provide regular updates on student progress

Sounds like an opportunity for you? Email your resume to Executive Director Letecia Stewart at l.stewart@iraiseinc.org along with a writing sample you are comfortable sharing and/or a link to one of your performances.

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About I'RAISE Girls & Boys International

Location:

3640 White Plains Road, Bronx, NY 10469, US

Mission Statement

I'RAISE mission is to raise, empower, and inspire minority youth to experience success and progress in all areas of their lives and to become successful leaders through raising and increasing self-esteem and self-worth.

Description

Services Include:

  • Mental Health Programs- Child & Youth Psychotherapy, Group Counseling, Art Therapy, Play Therapy
  • Education Programs -College Impact Program, Genesis Tutoring Program
  • After School Programs- Sports & Arts Afterschool (Basketball, football, dance, music, fine arts, chess, cheerleading),
  • Community Performing Arts Program - Dance and Theater
  • Mentoring - One-on-one or Group Mentoring
  • Youth Self Care- Cosmetology program

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

Mon Apr 12, 2021 - Sat Jun 26, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Theater Arts
  • Songwriting
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4 hours weekly
  • Prior experience in Spoken Word

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