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Just Us Spring Session Graduation

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311 West 4th Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Graduation for Authoring Action's ~ “JUST US” Program

Join us for the screening of Just Us teen films. Following the screening there will be Q&A with the teens and filmmaking faculty.

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“Just Us” is an intensive program developed by Authoring Action at the request of the Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Council. In its fourth year, “Just Us” serves up to 30 court-ordered/referred, at-risk youth per year - 10 teens in each of 3 intensive sessions – Summer Intensive/Fall Intensive/Winter and Spring Intensives.

Authoring Action’s “Just Us” program fortifies and teaches teens the tools of creative writing, in-depth discussion and problem solving around the behaviors and solutions, as well as life situations that undermine success. Through the Authoring Action Writing to the Senses process, teens begin to develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy of ideas (creativity; problem-solving and the use of words, images, sounds and movement to communicate). They discover descriptive and narrative writing using existing reading, writing, and comprehension skills and with existing vocabulary. Through writing, and learning to speak their original written work in film and before an audience, teens develop confidence and self-esteem.

Authoring Action’s philosophy and approach for “Just Us” teens:
The Authoring Action "Just Us" program is based on the idea that when teens learn to think critically, speak and articulate their thoughts, write, argue, debate, research, they cannot be pigeon holed by class, race, parental abandon, or under-service. Indeed, that teen has the Choice to transcend the victimization and risks that lead to incarceration and loss of citizenship. That teen creates via the power of Choice the need to compete with others who want to do better and be better in the pursuit of academic and life success and happiness.

The Authoring Action "Just Us" program reduces the risk of losing youth to lives of crime, and self-destruction. When we fortify youth with the facility of language to the extent that they can apply that language in achieving credentials, developing and inventing product (film); providing human resource and human development services as jobs, careers, vocations, and callings. And more, we have the opportunity to develop our teens to become thriving, active citizens, able to contribute to the community at-large.

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