Past Programs & Partners
Above: Black Achievers Program, SW Interagency Academy and the Bellingham High School Mural Project
This list gives examples of the type of customized programs we can design for the youth at your school or community center. We would love to talk with you about designing a program perfect for you.
Seattle Girls School: A series of six workshops with students that explored how the arts could impact personal development and civic engagement through theater, creative writing, dance, song and visual arts.
Seattle Rotary Boys & Girls Club “Inside Out”: A weekly after-school workshop for teenage youth that focused on models of positive communication and on creating a safe space for authentic expression through art forms such as theater, dance, visual arts, and creative writing.
Southwest Interagency Academy: A nine-week arts-based program to foster deeper relationships, a greater sense of community and teamwork, and freedom of expression amongst the students at an alternative high school in West Seattle.
Black Achievers Program: Bi-annual 3-hour workshops in community-building, teamwork and creative expression (poetry, visual arts and theater) for the teenagers and mentors in the Meredith Mathews YMCA's Black Achievers Program.
Icicle River Middle School Leadership Day: This program provided 2 full days of workshops for 7th and 8th graders at Icicle River Middle School in Leavenworth, WA. The program, held at the beginning of the 2007 school year, focused on envisioning and creative a positive school environment, with students encouraging each other toward powerful and positive forms of expression to last and built upon all year long.
The Bellingham High School Mural Project: A series of workshops for students at Bellingham High School that focused on civic engagement and school community, and resulted in the creation of a mural for the school.
Leadership Days, Bellingham School District: An all-day arts-oriented program during which middle school students (6th - 8th grade) had the opportunity to explore the idea of leadership within their school and their community. These particular programs were held at every middle school in the Bellingham School district during 2007-2008.
Community Links, Juvenile Justice Center, Bellingham: Community Links is a Bellingham-based program that connects at-risk young people with various organizations within the local community. Power of Hope partnered with Community Links in Bellingham from 2002-2008, doing arts-based activities with the youth and their parents.
SOUTHWEST INTERAGENCY ACADEMY
"Exploring Compassion and Expression"
This program consists of two 8-week sessions during the fall and winter; with one workshop per week. The school is dedicated to providing a positive educational experience to students who would not otherwise be in school. Students receive art credit for participating in the program.
We meet once a week with students at Southwest Interagency Academy and throughout these sessions, participants explore the topics of compassion, self-expression, and identity. Using various art forms, interactive activities, and discussion, we are working to create a community within their school where all can comfortably discuss their ideas while exploring the program's themes.
SEATTLE GIRLS SCHOOL
"Developing and Exploring Leadership"
This program consists of two 7-week sessions in the fall and winter, with one workshop per week. SGS is an all-girl private middle school dedicated to female empowerment, education and social justice.
During the fall session, the girls are exploring themes of active listening, working together, self-expression and leadership, and how to employ these skills in their lives.
Leadership is encouraged every step of the way. At each workshop, a pair of girls collaborate to lead the entire group in an activity or art project of their choice. The 7-week session culminates with the whole group of girls designing and facilitating a full workshop almost entirely by themselves.
Organizations we have served or partnered with for facilitation
Since 1996, the Power of Hope has fostered many strong partnerships and collaborations throughout Washington, British Columbia and beyond. The Power of Hope's facilitators are known for their ability to build heart-centered, cohesive learning communities in which both youth and adults thrive. By collaborating and bringing together the best minds, hearts and resources we have available, we are able to provide the best programs for the teens we serve.
Organizations We Have Served Include:
- Washington Service Corps, Olympia, WA
- Bioneers Seattle
- National Association of Experiential Educators
- Greater Seattle YMCA, Seattle, WA
- YMCA Transitions Program, Seattle, WA
- YMCA Earth Service Corp, Seattle, WA
- YMCA Foster Care Program, Seattle, WA
- YMCA Black Achievers Program
- The Hollyhock Leadership Institute, Vancouver, BC
- Mead Alternative High School, Spokane, WA
- Northwest Network for Youth, Seattle, WA
- Youth Volunteer Corps, Portland, OR
- Center for Ethical Leadership, Seattle, WA
- Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, Seattle, WA
- Marion County Children and Family Services, Salem, OR
- The Heritage Institute, Clinton, WA
- The Naramata Centre, Naramata, BC
- Skagit County Youth and Family Services, Mt. Vernon, WA
- North American Environmental Educators Association, Vancouver, BC
- Powerful Voices, Seattle, WA
- Institute for Deep Ecology, San Francisco, CA
- Linnaea School, Cortes Island, BC
- Performance Dynamics, Gig Harbor, WA