Catch the Fire: An Art-Full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

by Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy

“Everywhere we turn, we find that people are ready to create the future they are dreaming of by rebuilding communities. Catch the Fire offers practical and inpsirational tools for teachers, community leaders and ordinary folks to empower communities to come toegether and engage in fun, creative activities that will build the foundation for greater personal self esteem and dynamic, vital human connections and community engagement.

-Edgard Gouveia Junior, architect and urbanist, co-creator of the Oasis Game, and fellow of the Ashoka Foundation

The activities and stories – and there are so many! – in this book will help your organization by helping the people you work with and for relate and connect to each other. Not only will you discover a these activities, you’ll also learn the principles and elements behind creating community experience, like:

  • Empowerment from the Inside Out
  • Facilitating Empowerment
  • The Nine Core Tasks of the Facilitator

And facilitation tools like:

  • Building on Strengths
  • Working with Diverse Groups
  • Facilitating Across Generations
  • Creative Facilitation Checklist

And, over 100 easy-to-lead activities incorporating storytelling, theater, writing, visual arts, music, and movement, this detailed guide uses the Creative Community Model to:

  • Bridge gaps and unite people across generations and cultures
  • Build vibrant, creative learning communities with youth and/or adults
  • Fully engage participants and volunteers
  • Develop social and emotional intelligence
  • Take a deeper, more meaningful approach to learning 

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