Real conversations with young people about mental health Currently, the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," which chronicles the life of a teen girl who takes her own life, is trending in the news and on social media. People are questioning it's reality, if it goes too far, and whether or not they should allow their … Continue reading Millenials & Suicide
The Launch To start off, we rented out class space and launched a summer drama program for middle and high school students. It was a success and the students loved it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7XlgLlWv48&t=2s&spfreload=10 Pilot Program We then expanded into the Camden School District, working with EducationWorks, presenting drama classes as an after school program for students in … Continue reading BE Arts Academy
We had the exciting opportunity to produce a digital story for ABC 20/20
We premiered We're Too Young To Die, a 7 part docu-series, to a packed house at the Lincoln University Graduate Center. Students who took part in the docu-series sat on a panel along with mental health experts and answered questions from the audience. Here are the topics covered. Topic 1 - Bullying Topic 2 - … Continue reading New Documentary Premiere
Founder of iChoose2live, Shenille Latrice and HIV Activist Lafayette Kanard traveled across the country with the Emmy Award Winning program, BET Rap It Up by Black Entertainment Television. Then we brought the tour to Philly to do a presentation for 300 students at Imhotep Institute Charter, including our stage play, Therapy.
With Non Violence & Suicide Awareness As The Focal Point iChoose2live partnered with Temple University and Her Campus Temple to bring light and awareness to students through art. Temple University experienced 5 suicides on their campus over the last few years, and Her Campus Temple President Jaimee Swift wanted to do something about it. The event … Continue reading Peace in the City: Theatre & Music Fest
We made the news! We premiered our first short documentary, Generation Next Uncovered on World AIDS Day, and HuffingtonPost spread the news to the world. A young man discloses he's HIV positive and the other teens talk sex, pop culture, and technology. Check out the article here.
iChoose2live Presents It's Anti-Bullying and Suicide Awareness Program in Philadelphia to 2,000 students and parents. 20 schools brought their students to this free assembly hosted at Sharon Baptist Church. It featured our Award Winning stage play, When the Smoke Cleared, a motivational speaker, and a Q&A for students to ask questions and voice their concerns. The stage … Continue reading Peace in the City for 20 Schools