Young People of Color Incorporated is a grassroots movement founded by education major, step & dance instructor, published model, community activist, writer and mother of two, Tajh Sutton in order to foster empowerment, creativity and critical thinking in youth POC. A 10 lesson curriculum that emphasizes academic readiness as well as the importance of honing creative skills and understanding our place within our communities and the world at large was created in 2012 while Tajh was attending Brooklyn College as an education major with a concentration in English. The YPOC Saturday seminars will feature workshops on nutrition, fashion, beauty and self esteem, music and singing, step and dance and finance, all through a lens of critical analysis and empowerment. It will be an educational experience that still allows participants the opportunity to be imaginative and free, all the while freeing themselves from the generalizations and restrictions society tries so hard to weigh them down with. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. There are no age restrictions and everyone is welcome. Workshops are FREE to attend. Small fees may apply depending on specific components of individual seminars. Donations are welcome.
Seminar dates will take place at Ripley greir Studios @ 520 8th Ave in NYC from 12-2pm in studio 10A and are as follows:
November 1, 2014 Financial Literacy for kids.
November 8, 2014 What makes you beautiful? An exploration of beauty standards, self esteem and self image.
November 15, 2014 The art of step: Origins, Impact & Present day popularity
December 6, 2014 Nutrition: How to shop and cook to optimize your health.
December 13, 2014 Fashion & Style: An introduction to personalization, thrifting and buying Black.
December 20, 2014 Music: POC influence across the musical landscape & listening for content. (& Secret Santa gift exchange!)
There will be NO seminars
November 22, 2014
November 29, 2014
December 27, 2014
(Thanksgiving and Christmas weekends)
Special Guests will be speaking/ presenting for each session so you must be prompt so your child does not miss anything!
2015 Seminar schedule TBA