Is it really Friday? Yeppers! It sure is –
FUN! It’s been a great week and we are hustling to get ready for
events underway for Earth Day! Time just keeps ticking away and we are
sooo excited about all that is happening in our world. These are the
kids from our Youth Mentor Program– meet Charles, Sabrina & Michael.
In an effort to provide our communities with a puppet program on a
local and global level, we have a BRAND NEW PUPPET program for 2015.
This new and improved puppet production features the KIDS from our
Youth Mentor Program OPERATING the puppets, leading and dancing
TGW’s "DAISY DANCE” featuring Daisy the pink pig (shown below). How
fun is this and they are LEARNING at the same time! We are in the
pilot-phase aspect of this program but our goal is to make TGW’s puppet
program a 100% turn-key program that can be presented anywhere at any
time, by anyone (schools, youth organizations, church groups and kids at
home). Stay tuned for more details as we launch this program and
fine-tune the content.
Environmental Steward Youth Mentor Program:
Our TGW Mentorship Program focuses on developing and nurturing a youth
volunteer to mentor their friends in their circles of influence (school,
home, neighborhood, and clubs. They teach TGW songs, dance, and lead
discussions about how to "Think Ecologically” in day-to-day living at
home, school, and with their friends. Youth who volunteer to become
mentors are trained and supported by TGW staff. Our goal is to plant
eco-awareness seeds that they can take with them on their journey
through life, spreading and planting their own eco-awareness seeds as
they grow up!
Interactive puppet show (Live demonstration at Events):
Theme: to introduce environmental awareness to encourage children to
think (and act) ecologically using puppetry, songs & dance.
Characters: Mr. Recycle Man, Chef Green & Meghann (our Eco-action
cheerleader) and Human characters (Michael Harman, 10 yr. old Sabrina
(11) and Charles 9 – are puppeteers). Intended messages; Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle, Think Ecologically, Small things add up to Big changes, helping
children understand what it means to be green (how to put that into
action in their everyday lives). Audience participation: Kids are
given musical instruments (kazoo’s, drums, shakers) made out of recycled
materials and are asked to join in, play, sing, dance & interact
with characters (both puppet and human).