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Giving voices – Youth Performance Group  – Saturday 4 pm to 7pm 

A project that empowers Black youth in Dudley to use their voices and creativity to raise awareness about racism and social justice issues in the communities. It provides a platform for young people to express themselves and make a positive 

Target audience: black youth aged 13-18 from low-income communities:

Activities:

1. Workshops: Conduct workshops on performance skills, scriptwriting, and social justice themes. 

2. Collaborative scriptwriting: Facilitate collaborative scriptwriting sessions where youth can share their experiences and perspectives on racism and social justice issues.

3. Rehearsals: Conduct rehearsals for the community performances, providing guidance and support to the youth performers.

4. Digital outreach: Use social media platforms and digital media to promote the performances and raise awareness about the project. 

Expected outcomes:

1. Empowerment and self-expression: Increased confidence and self-esteem among youth through their participation in the project and their ability to express themselves through performance.

2. Awareness-raising: Increased awareness and understanding of racism and social justice issues among youth and their communities.

3. Community engagement: Increased community engagement and social cohesion through the community performances.

4. Skill development: Improved performance skills and scriptwriting skills among youth.

5. Opportunities for future development: Opportunities for youth to continue to develop their skills and participate in future projects.

Music Studio Drop In - Saturday 2 pm to 6 pm

Aims To use music as a tool to empower youth and promote positive social change.

Activities:

1. Music workshops: Conduct workshops on music production, songwriting, and performance. These workshops are  led by experienced musicians and music educators.

2. Community cultural activities: where youth can showcase their musical talents and perform for their peers and families.

3. Social justice themes: Encourage youth to use music as a means of expressing their thoughts and feelings about social justice issues such as poverty, inequality, and discrimination.

4. Collaborations: Facilitate collaborations between youth from different communities and backgrounds to promote diversity and unity through music.

5. Music mentorship: Pair youth with professional musicians who can serve as mentors and provide guidance and support as they develop their musical skills.

6. Music therapy: Use music as a therapeutic tool to help youth cope with stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

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