account Gibney
NY, United States of America
Jenny Thompson • Senior Director of Advancement
CommonTime user since Jan 2021
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Organization Statement
Hands Are For Holding® is a school-based program that uses dance to address bullying, equity, and choice in everyday interactions. Appropriate for grades 4-12, the program addresses the social emotional health of young people through discourse, resource sharing and a high-quality professional dance performance. Choreographed dances combined with participatory opportunities create a well-rounded educational experience that invites students to witness, and practice, active choices to create and foster healthy relationships throughout every moment and interaction. The dances provide a dynamic point of entry for meaningful dialogue within a safe space. Led by community educators, the program fosters discussion of relevant topics such as signs of bullying, the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, social isolation, boundaries and consent, and technological abuse among many others.
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