Video by Brittany Ranney
Expanding Cultural Awareness
Global Girls Company members have performed throughout Illinois, opened for the 2010 Miss America for an HIV conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, been featured on 91.5 Chicago Public Radio and hosted their own weekly cable news program. 12 girls and four adults have traveled internationally, twice to Accra, Ghana and once to Nairobi and B’ware in Kenya. In January 2013, seven girls ages 14-20 traveled to India for a cross-cultural arts collaboration thanks to a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Air India was also a partner and sponsor.
|January 2013, seven Global Girls performers worked with 11 female Kuttu performers for nine incredible days and on the 10th presented a show based on the girls’ issues. One lesson learned – we are all so much more alike than we are different. The trip was made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Travel was arranged and sponsored by Air India Chicago.|
Experience the trip for yourself
The feature is the Wiz. The program opens with our India documentary.
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|Creating Youth-Driven Performances
||Inspiring Better Life Choices
|In weekly sessions, participants learn skills to investigate their world and then turn their findings into performance pieces which are presented throughout the community, the state and, in a few cases, on other continents. The result is socially-conscious, youth-driven productions that gives voice to girls’ issues and concerns.||We teach emotional intelligence skills through self awareness and empathy for others; assist with advance career exploration, cooperative learning and team building; provide opportunities for girls to practice citizenship skills including volunteering and community activism.|