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THE PEACE DRUM PROJECT

What is The Peace Drum Project?
Designed to provide Boston teens with quality after-school arts programming and leadership training, The Peace Drum Project helps teens from different backgrounds, schools, and neighborhoods develop artistic, problem solving and critical thinking skills together. Each year, twenty Boston teens (ages 13-18) develop positive relationships with youth, while they gain mastery of a variety of performing and visual arts skills that help them tell their own stories. Through workshops given by project staff-artists and guest artists, the teens explore: acting, storytelling, drum making and playing, bookmaking, journals, banner-making and other forms of expression. Through these art making activities, the teens develop new tools for expressing their feelings, ideas and experiences in positive and meaningful ways.

The Peace Drum Project is also an arts-based community service project bringing teen participants together with senior citizens from the same Boston neighborhoods to help them tell their stories to the larger community. The teens and elders work together to learn about each other, and to create Peace Drums, which are visual stories about their own lives. Each spring, the drums, books and other creations from the project are exhibited in the community to bring families, the teens, the elders and others together to celebrate their stories and their creativity, and to build bridges across the generations.

Click here for Peace Drum Photo Exhibit.

If you are a Boston teen interested in participating click here for an application form.

Click here
if you are a Parent or Teacher of teens.

For more information about The Peace Drum Project , contact Susan Porter at 617-524-6378 or at cai@tribal-rhythms.org.