The Global Education Speaker Series Presents Project Jericho
Springfield, Ohio - The Global Education and Peace Network invites community members to learn about Project Jericho from Director Beth Dixon at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 in Room 105 of the Joseph C. Shouvlin Center for Lifelong Learning of Wittenberg University, 737 N. Fountain Ave.
Project Jericho is a collaborative program between the Clark State Performing Arts Center and Job and Family Services of Clark County, providing performing arts workshops, artist residencies, and family performances to at-risk youth and families. The program is based on recent research that demonstrates the positive impact of arts programs on at-risk youth and families, including decreased delinquent behavior and court referrals, increased communication and social skills, and improved ability to complete home and school tasks. Project Jericho changes lives through positive in-depth arts experiences for at-risk youth and families.
The Global Education and Peace Network began city-led study circles in October 2001, after the September 11 tragedy. With a goal of building global awareness in Springfield and Clark County, in the past twelve years, the group has created 48,000 Global Education calendars and held 132 monthly programs educating about local and global cultures. Those who attend the presentation will receive a free 2013-2014 Global Education calendar featuring the series and other community events.
For more information, contact Nancy Flinchbaugh at (937) 324-7696.