A collaboration between Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and Propel Charter School, Homestead

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Mission

Growing Theater engages students and mentors in the development of a collaborative theater experience. Through Mentor Role Modeling, Growing Theater uses drama as a medium to expose students to a supportive learning environment that is shared, creative, confident, patient and respectful. Growing Theater Mentors will broaden elementary and middle school students' personal and professional outlooks by guiding through them this theatrical process.

Propel Student Goals

  • To understand the nature of collaboration
  • To build vocal and performance skills
  • To learn about storytelling through theater
  • To fill roles as players and backstage personnel
  • To work closely with their college mentors and role models
  • To progress through a series of modest goals to achieve a greater goal
  • To foster a greater sense of self-confidence
  • To increase creative awareness through theater

Propel Student Priorities

  • Trust
  • Collaboration
  • Continued interest in Learning
  • Creativity
  • Confidence/Ownership
  • Patience
  • Respect
  • Experimentation
  • Initiative
  • Curricular Parity

Goals for the Carnegie Mellon Mentors

  • To develop a sense of responsibility regarding their talents and skills toward the community outside of the university
  • To learn to work as mentors to young students
  • To solidify their theater skills by teaching them to young people
  • To open up a world of theatrical story telling for young students who might not otherwise have the opportunity
  • To manage an educational theater experience with a large number of participants
  • To offer an alternative career possibility which utilizes their theater training

Priorities for the Carnegie Mellon Mentors

  • Patience
  • Leadership and initiative
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Trust
  • Continued interest in learning
  • Experimentation
  • Curricular parity

 

 
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