Begins the week of October 12th! Register below.

"QuaranTEENS go ZOOM" a virtual after-school arts experience

Week 1

Session 1 

Student and Counselor introduction/discussion via their chosen form of art; Student and Counselor expectations; Review of 6-week Experience plan. 

session 2

Research popular rappers home life and educational history.  Discuss how their experiences influenced their lyrics.  Interpret/Dissect popular rap lyrics. Relate lyrics to personal experiences, current events, and family environment. 

Week 2

session 3

Create original lyrics to express and communicate current and past thoughts/emotions toward student's new way of life. 

session 4

Research historical poets home life and educational history.  Discuss how their experiences influenced their writing.  Interpret/Dissect significant poems.  Relate words to personal experiences, current events, and family environment. 

Week 3

session 5

Create original poems to express and communicate current and past thoughts/emotions toward student's new way of life. 

 

session 6

Research singers/songwriters backgrounds and educational history.  Discuss how their experiences influenced their writing and performances. Interpret/Dissect popular relevant songs.  Relate lyrics to personal experiences, current events, and family/school environment. 

Week 4

session 7

Create original song lyrics to express and communicate current and past thoughts/emotions toward student's new way of life. 

session 8

Research dancers/choreographers backgrounds and educational history.  Discuss how their experiences influenced their movement and artistic vision. Relate style to personal experiences, current events, and family environment.  

Week 5

session 9

Use original movement to express and communicate current and past thoughts/emotions toward student's new way of life.  

session 10

Q & A with "pop-up" artist in group format. 

Week 6

session 11

Create a final original piece including all forms of chosen art to express student's overall learning experience. 

session 12

Student and Counselor create a social-emotional-mental-creative plan to succeed and thrive through the remainder of the school year. 

the group experience consists of six sessions, which will reflect session 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

*Individual experience - 60 minutes 

*group experience - 75-90 minutes

What the research says.....

"The stress, fear and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic can wear anyone down, but teens may have an especially tough time coping emotionally."        American Academy of Pediatrics

“It is clear to us based on the survey findings that COVID-19 has had a measurable adverse impact on teens’ mental health. For example, 61% of teens said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their feelings of loneliness.”     Huffington Post 

 

"There are numerous mental health threats associated with the current pandemic and subsequent restrictions. COVID-19-associated mental health risks will disproportionately hit children and adolescents who are already disadvantaged and marginalized."     Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

"Interpreting a piece of artwork or a musical performance can help a therapist/counselor understand more about what’s going on in a teenagers mind, and it can help the teenager learn more about their own motivations and feelings.  Creating art is a safe way for teens to express their inner thoughts without having to state them outright."    Paradigm Treatment 

"Poetry is one such access point to provide teenagers with an opportunity to process and integrate their emotions, find catharsis in self-expression, and discover a way to connect their personal suffering to the shared experiences of their peers."     Canadian Teacher Magazine

"Dancing has a positive effect on the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression but is also more likely to be voluntarily continued by participants. Dance continues to show decreases in both stress and depression, making it an even more important element of a student’s mental health toolkit."

Arts in Psychotherapy Magazine

About the Director/Facilitator 

Dr. Tameka Bob - "the counselor who creatively relates to students on their level."

A New Orleans native, Tameka Bob, Ph.D. is a Personal Development Counselor, Adjunct Professor, Actor, and Writer. Dr. Bob has over 10 years of experience working with youth and the arts. She founded a non-profit organization for youth ages 11-17, facilitated a youth think tank for African-American male teens, served as administrator and instructor in several Upward Bound programs, taught various youth ministry programs, and educated students in a myriad of colleges and universities across Louisiana and California. Dr. Bob has special expertise in utilizing arts and entertainment to create a therapeutic environment.  Her resume includes, but is not limited to, providing academic and career counseling to minority medical school students, facilitating minority students college application process, educating high school students on the dangers of smoking and vaping, and helping students manage their emotions and behavior in order to succeed in school. Dr. Bob has great rapport with adolescents, and has been recognized for her work in the arts and academia. 

 

 

 

 

"For many years, my work with teens has been so fulfilling.

Up until about age 13, I was a quiet child who didn't talk much. As a teen growing up in various inner city neighborhoods of New Orleans, there weren't many people I was willing to talk to. I only enjoyed reading and playing my clarinet. It wasn't until I joined the band in high school that I began to come out of my shell. There I met some of my best friends, whom I am still friends with today. Music opened the door for my personality to shine.

 

As an isolated kid who never felt pretty, I held a lot of my feelings inside. While growing into myself, I began writing poetry and dancing. I joined the modern dance team in high school and won many awards as an instrumentalist, which led to several music scholarship offers. From there, I became further involved in theater and dance as a college student. Shortly after graduating from Northwestern State University with at B.S. in Psychology, I answered the call to lead in the ministry of dance.

 

The arts has gotten me through many difficult times. My mission is to merge counseling with the arts and entertainment, in order to live out purpose in a healthy way. My education, coupled with over 10 years of experience, has created a successful artist and counselor who is able to guide teens toward becoming healthier individuals and better students."

 

Dr. Bob

Teens who experience "QuaranTEENS go ZOOM" will..

  1. Increase confidence

  2. Increase positive self-esteem

  3. Increase social skills

  4. Increase awareness of emotions

  5. Increase knowledge of iconic artists

  6. Improve behavior

  7. Improve grades

  8. Develop positive character

  9. Develop gifts and talents

INVESTMENT BREAKDOWN

One-on-one specialized sessions are available at parent's request. Please send a message for further information.

Making Music

Group Experience

One session per week

 

 

 

$400 per 6-week 

experience

$200 due at

registration

Microphone

 

Start Date

*Week of

October 12, 2020*

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