Downplaying the Drama promotes sustainable conflict prevention and a culture of peace through a participatory theater methodology called Drama for Conflict Transformation or DCT. DCT establishes a safe space to allow members of conflicting groups to break down barriers through personal contact and building strong personal relationships.
By developing short plays based on conflict issues and presenting them to their communities in interactive performances, youth are provided with the tools needed to identify and address issues of mutual concern which in turn establishes a common ground for cooperation and coexistence.
“Life, while it is happening to us, can seem random and undirected. It’s often only when we tell the story of what happened that some order can emerge from the abundant jumble of details and impressions."
Youth are engaged in being the source of change.
Youth develop techniques to influence new thinking.
Youth progress in learning new skills and acquiring resources.
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I'm Bossy Summer Entrepreneurship & Leadership Camp was created through the partnership between The F.I.N.D. Design (Families in Need of Direction) and D.Y.M.O.N. (Dynamic Young Minorities of Nashville) organizations using a positive youth development approach. Supporting the economic empowerment and mental health and wellbeing of black girls and other girls of color through social entrepreneurship and leadership education for girls ages 11-15.