Power Youth

The Power Youth outreach program connects local contemporary artists-in-residence with youth in priority neighbourhoods providing youth with new tools for self-expression and the opportunity to gain skills in creativity, communication and collaboration. By connecting artists with diverse youth in meaningful engagement, we strive to enrich the lives of our community members and extend cultural understanding beyond the gallery walls.

This Fall 2018 Power Youth enages with 3 Artists-in-Residence at 4 locations.

Break dancing with Lee Pham

Boys & Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis
Humber Clubhouse
121 Humber Blvd. S.
Mondays, 6-8PM

Lee “Lethal” Pham is an Artist and Producer. Known in the breaking community as Lethal, he is a 􀃶fifth generation member of world-renowned b-boy crew the Supernaturalz. He is also a part of Toronto-based contemporary company The Chimera Project. He has proudly represented Canada on television and stages across the world. He passionately teaches breaking and is determined to positively engage communities at a global level. As a producer he works in the film, event, and entertainment industry.

Words, music and sounds with Matthew-Ray Jones

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs
Spruce Clubhouse
101 Spruce St.
Tuesdays, 5-7PM

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs
TP Loblaws at St. Mary’s Catholic School
20 Portugal Sq.
Wednesdays, 4-6PM

Matthew-Ray Jones, also known as “Testament,” is a connoisseur of anything and everything involving words. From poetry, spoken word and emceeing to facilitating, hosting and keynoting, Testament has been using his natural speaking abilities to inspire audiences for over 15 years. As an artist educator for Unity Charity, Jones has performed and taught all over Canada. He has recorded three albums to date and shared stages with Talib Kweli, Naughty by Nature, Biz Markie, GZA, Kardinal Official, Saukrates, Rich Kidd and more. Jones uses his passion for words, art and life to motivate, inspire and lead

Collective theatre with Chelsea Woolley

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights
Neptune Clubhouse
155 Neptune Dr.
Thursdays, 6-8PM

Chelsea Woolley is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Her work has earned recognition through a number of national and provincial playwriting competitions. She is a member of Nightwood Theatre’s Write from the Hip program, and the New Creation Unit with Theatre Direct. Woolley is also one of three writers to be honoured with the 2018 Ellen Ross Stuart Prize and is working in association with the Tarragon Theatre, the Blyth Festival and Hart House Theatre on a new piece of Canadian theatre. Chelsea is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program.