Our Winter Workshop Series went out with a bang with not one but two Family Celebrations for our 4th grade students!
At the Murphy School celebration, we collected some success stories:
“At the beginning of the workshops, my daughter immigrated from Guatemala. She started out very shy, but [Urban Improv] helped her come out of her shell and helped her with the transition”
-Murphy School, 4th Grade Parent
[Urban Improv] is integral to our curriculum. This is where students can practice what they learn in our classroom curriculum.”
-Murphy School Assistant Principal Gilliam
“Thank you for the experience at Urban Improv. I was a new student that recently moved to the Murphy. Urban Improv helped me to not be as nervous as I was before.”
-Lea, Murphy School 4th Grade Student
“The winter session was an eventful time as we greeted 4th graders seeing our program for the first time and introduced returning 7th graders to our mental health workshop. This workshop centers around a character named Joss who is exhibiting signs of depression and invites 7th graders to recognize possible signs of depression and to consider how they might support a friend who is exhibiting these signs. Seventh graders across our partner schools were excited to see a curriculum topic that they had requested addressed on the workshops.”
– Yaa D. Acheampong, Artistic & Education Director, Urban Improv
Earlier this month we launched our spring workshops for 5th and 6th grade students from all five of our partner schools. We’re looking forward to sharing what they’re up to with you as we finish out the 2018/19 school year!