Enchanted Circle Theater is honored to announce the receipt of a new three-year YouthReach grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The grant, which spans 2019-2021, will continue to fund YOUTH TRUTH, a creative youth development partnership between Enchanted Circle and the Treehouse Foundation HEROES Youth Leadership Project. Now in its 8th year of programming, YOUTH TRUTH is a performance ensemble of youth, ages 14-24, who have experienced foster care and is one of the signature programs in Enchanted Circle’s Creative Youth Development work.
Enchanted Circle and the Treehouse Foundation began developing social innovation programs in 2007 to create sustainable change in the lives of young people by supporting positive youth development through the major life transitions into and out of high school.
YOUTH TRUTH Performance Ensemble provides access to theater training for trauma sensitive youth as a platform to promote healing and growth, build interpersonal communication skills, cultivate self-esteem and resilience, and provide opportunities to share their story. YOUTH TRUTH promotes truth and dispels myths about foster care and adoption from the youths’ perspective. The youth-created performances are a vehicle for community and civic engagement, raising awareness and advocating for positive policy changes in the complex world of child welfare.
Published: November 12, 2018