With a safe and updated space, our goals are to promote growth in positive social skills, including self-confidence, self-control, conflict resolution, collaboration, empathy, and social tolerance while improving writing, reading skills, interpretation, and reading readiness.
The education gaps in the State of Minnesota are far too disparaging to ignore these deficiencies in our youth. During our pilot Communiversity program from October to December 2020, we observed that the youth participants were drawn to the arts as a form of expression. The tutors that participated in the pilot noted that some of the students were having difficulties with their language arts coursework, verbal communication skills, and nonverbal skills. Studies show that storytelling, reading, and creative writing can validate the uniqueness of a child, giving rise to a sense of accomplishment and to feelings of self.