This workshop is a gripping and very real presentation. It is done in two parts, a video and a discussion with a total time of 1 hour – 1.5 hours. The video portion is a documentary video produced by 100 Huntley Street and features some real life stories of young people who have either attempted or committed suicide and the impact that it leaves on them and their communities. There are many experts on the issue and a powerful testimonial by Fresh IE included in this video. The discussion portion gives the participants an opportunity to share and talk through some things they may have experienced themselves and it is also a way for the leaders in attendance to hear of ways to help from the people in the communities themselves. We also go on to talk about some myths pertaining to suicide and you will get to hear testimony of how suicide has affected my life. The purpose of this workshop is to put things on the table that don't normally get discussed and to remove the stereotypical myths that go along with the topic of suicide, one of which being that if we talk about suicide it will make people want to go and commit suicide. We believe that if we do not talk about it, we leave people isolated on a lonely island feeling like they have no other choice or anyone who cares for them. This workshop requires a projector and Screen to view the video. Pens and paper for note taking etc
See link to PDF /files/1125869/inside-teen-suicide-outline.pdf
Music Business For New Artists
This workshop is designed to help new artists learn some of the early steps needed to start and maintain an independent music career. The workshop is led by Teah Bailey aka One8tea. We will discuss topics such as: what groups or organizations or unions etc. should I join, registering yourself as a business, collecting royalties for your work, where to find needed resources, how to charge for services etc.
This is an extremely valuable program for artists of any genre just wanting to get into the music business and need guidance. One8tea will use over 30 years of experience in the music industry to help the artists avoid time and financially costly mistakes when starting out.
The value of this program is life long as the decisions you make in the beginning will greatly impact your long-term life as a professional musical artist.
The Anti-Bullying and Me presentation is 45-60 minutes long with the main focus to address the short term and long term effects of bullying. Our goal is to educate on Bullying and to show the damaging effects associated with it. This workshop will be carried out in three main sections. The first section: We will be talking about the four main types of bullying (Physical, Verbal, Social and Cyber), how these types of bullying can be detected both in yourself and in your peers, and preventative measures for the bullying. The second section: We will make the emotional side of bullying real with raw, gripping testimony of how bullying leads to depression and suicidal thoughts etc. The third section: We will play a short video sharing the current statistics of bullying and the effects it has on depression leading to suicide. This video is powerful as it has pictures of hundreds of youth that have been bullied and ultimately took their own lives Every student, youth, teacher, parent, staff member, adult that attends this workshop will be taking an anti-bullying pledge that will remain with the school/ community, or with the student/youth if the school/community wishes. For this workshop you will need a venue (eg. school gym, auditorium), a projector and screen. Students will need a pen to sign the Anti-Bullying Pledge. Together we can stop the epidemic of bullying.
See link to PDF /files/1125867/anti-bullying-presentation-outline.pdf
The Drug Awareness And Me presentation is more of a testimony style presentation. With my personal background of dealing and addiction and then working directly with men and women who have struggled with addiction I have been able to put together an informative information session on the things to look for and how to prevent or respond to certain things. In 2011, I graduated from the Teen Challenge Atlantic Program which is a 12 month residential faith based rehab program founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1958. There are now over 1100 centres all over the world that help people overcome addictions of all kinds. I then went on to manage the Harvest House Recovery Program in Moncton, NB before going out to teach and empower others. This session goes from 45 minutes to an hour and is very informative on how to spot drug addiction developing, how to deal with and support a friend who may be using, things to watch for and resources on how to get, find and keep help. In this session I use my personal life stories to present the absolute downfall to drugs and drug dealing. It is made clear that no matter how high you may rise financially or otherwise, there is a definite fall no matter who you are and the way this also affects our families. I certainly look forward to sharing this workshop with you