“My Voice, My Values” arts program comes to Latham

Students at Latham School recently participated in “My Voice, My Values”, a unique visual and theater arts program offered through Cape Cod Theatre Company’s Education and Outreach program. Funded by a generous grant from the Roy T. Morgan Foundation, My Voice, My Values focuses on opportunities for kinesthetic learning and is taught through a hands-on, project-based curriculum featuring role playing. During this recent program, students had the opportunity to explore the dynamics of relationships and social situations through theater games, skits, art-therapy techniques, and art journaling. Through this program, they learned to build an emotional vocabulary and acquire appropriate ways to navigate relationships and express personal needs, while respecting appropriate boundaries. These are tools that will benefit them as they move through Latham’s Children’s Program and into adulthood.

The My Voice, My Values program incorporates both compassion and creativity, both of which are integral components of life at Latham. We were especially excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with teaching artists Tamara Harper and Lenore Lyons of the Cape Cod Theatre Company. Tamara has over 25 years of experience in arts education and community outreach. She is the Director of Education and Community Outreach at CCTC. Lenore has over 30 years of experience in visual arts education. She is the founder of Explore Art and The Journal Project. She is also the founder and President of The Key Idea, Inc., a large scale community engagement project that showcases the optimism of a group through art and writing.

Sarah jane Mason, board-certified Music Therapist and Instructor of Music and Performing Arts at Latham, is thrilled with the program. “Lenore and Tammy did such an incredible job with our kids. We are always looking for opportunities to collaborate with arts organizations and we are so fortunate to have such wonderful and diverse arts programming on Cape Cod. My Voice, My Values has enriched the lives of our students and provided them with skills they can use in many different aspects of their lives.”

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