My voice is the one you've been hearing from for the last few weeks, but that is about to change. From now on we will be dividing up the blogging so you can hear from all of us.
A bit about me: I'm writer, visual artist, international educator, and community organizer. I received my Masters Degree in International Education in 2006 from the SIT Graduate Institute. I've lived on four continents and successfully led eight trips abroad (five to Guatemala and three to Japan),with over 200 youth in tow.Travel and writing have been the two main inspirations and influences on my sense of self and understanding of the world so its no surprise that when designing my own program I would seek to merge the two. My goal is to design and deliver quality youth programming with an emphasis on writing, social justice, exploring global citizenship and cultivating healthy communities of color. For more about my art, philosophy, and books check out my website: www.rejjarts.com
With helping troubled youth as driving force inside of his work, Jordan created Speaking from the pen, a poetry and public speaking workshop that enhances confidence, creativity and communication skills in today’s aspiring performers and speakers. He teaches this class regularly at the local Juvenile Justice Center, alternative high-schools and at various schools through out the state and nation.
Most recently he created Urban Poets Society, a youth-leadership program that promotes the arts, literacy and leadership in our community. Urban Poets Society has created a network of open-mics throughout the Tri-Cities area. The idea is to create platforms that encourage artists of all types to share their works and build community.
¡Hola! Me llamo Eyerusalem.
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