Workshops and Assemblies
Now available: Bullying and Cyber-bullying assemblies and workshops for students and faculty. Download our flyer for more details.
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Nine-Week Workshop Series
Since our launch in 1993, the Urban Improv staff has developed a curriculum of improvisational scenes and songs that provide the formal basis for the program. Teachers, principals, and students have helped shape the curriculum over the years, and education and psychology experts have provided advice and review.
The curriculum is organized into three, nine-week units that explore various themes:
- Grade Four: Violence/conflict resolution, friendship, self-esteem, imagination, peer pressure, fairness, and family.
- Grade Five: Violence/conflict resolution, prejudice, fear, substance abuse, coping, physical challenges, bullying and scapegoating.
- Middle and High School: Violence/conflict resolution, friendship, bystander issues, gangs, drugs, teen pregnancy, homophobia, and racism.
Urban Improv conducts workshop series for the Boston Public Schools four days a week, over 27 weeks of the school year. Typically, an entire class participates once a week for nine weeks. Workshops run for 75 minutes and are held at either the Reggie Lewis Center or the Vine Street Community Center in Roxbury.
Urban Improv also conducts after-school programs for a wide range of schools and community groups.
Individual Workshops and Assemblies
Urban Improv provides special workshops and assemblies to many schools and community groups, serving between 25 and 600 young people. These one-hour workshops cover a wide range of topics and can be customized to address your communityís needs.
We also design workshops for school faculties that can be offered in tandem with student assemblies. Using Urban Improvís unique format, these workshops provide faculty an opportunity to explore and discuss topics of particular interest or concern to a school community.
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