Roots, Rhythm & Rhyme in the Juvenile Justice System
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Global Education Center's Roots, Rhythm & Rhymes Restorative Justice project was first piloted in the Spring of 2017 through awarded PIP funds from the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. The program was designed to inspire the youth in the Juvenile Justice system to find an art form that enables him or her to express frustrations, sorrows, anger, humor and joy in a positive, self-affirming manner in hopes to prevent recidivism and to foster better decision making and expressive outlets.
As an extension of our already popular, Roots, Rhythm & Rhyme Youth Programming, this initiative is allowing Global Education Center to reach the marginalized juvenile justice system that are vulnerable to prison system. We have curated programming that are culturally based to teach historical, cultural and social information that can address common struggles of minority and indigenous communities and to garner strength, empathy and socio-emotional health.
Programs chosen are:
Research has shown the physiological and psychological benefits of therapeutic drumming and that learning complex drum patterns and building intricate choreography can improve thinking and academic skills.
Yoga & Mindfulness
Yoga is a powerful too that has been proven to help shape the young and often stressed out minds of today. Benefits can include improved test scores, self-esteem, physical performance, and a healthy body image. These benefits bare more weight for the youth that we serve and the particular struggles that they experience.
Our goal for this project is to use the arts to reduce the rate of recidivism among affected youth.
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Support for this program comes from: