Greater Philadelphia Cares & Woodrock Present The Possibility Project

Posted on October 29, 2004

Greater Philadelphia Cares & Woodrock partner to present The Possibility Project

In his book, The Art of Possibility, conductor, teacher, and author, Ben Zander tells us that there are three ways a person can respond in the face of adversity: resignation, anger, or possibility. Inspired by this message, The Possibility Project works with youth to embrace the idea of possibility in situations where anger and resignation may seem like easier choices. Volunteers will train youth in conflict resolution, using creative expression projects that include dramatherapy, art therapy, and mediation skills.

Greater Philadelphia Cares is proud to partner with Woodrock, a non-profit youth development organization whose mission promotes interracial, interethnic, and intercultural harmony among children and teenagers. Woodrock has developed a comprehensive life skills curriculum that is utilized in schools, after-school programs, and summer camps in the Greater Philadelphia region. The curriculum fosters self-assessment, communication, and tem building skills – the foundation of positive youth development and inter-group harmony.

On Saturday, October 30th from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Woodrock staff will hold a training workshop for The Possibility Project at Temple University. Youth participants of Woodrock’s WOLF Program will be attending the raining along with Greater Philadelphia Cares’ volunteers. The training will break down barriers between youth and adults, focus on team building, and foster understanding and respect for diversity.

After the training, Greater Philadelphia Cares will work to engage volunteers in a variety of ways. These include:

-Possibility Project Squad: Team of adults and youth who will facilitate exercises in schools, after-school programs, and other settings to encourage environments in schools;
-Volunteer in Greater Philadelphia cares’ ongoing service projects working with youth and teens in a variety of capacities;
-Lead new and existing projects working to strengthen children, familes, and children’s education; and
-Become more engaged with Woodrock by participating in conflict resolution training.

Space is limited. To sign up and for more information, please contact Betty Palios at 215-564-4544 or Betty@philacares.com
We look forward to exploring the possibilities with you!


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