PowerFilledYouth TO's Black History Productions & Events
PowerFilledYouth TO's has worked intensively with more than 320 children and youth over the past 5 years creating awesome black history month productions celebrating black history, diversity, equity and inclusion. These students are of many different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and leave this experience learning more about themselves and each other.
SAY IT LOUD, BLACK AND PROUD - 2020
This years event, told the story of Dayshawn, a black teenage boy that didn't see the point of celebrating Black History Month and expresses some other controversial views that don't sit so well with his subconscious. He is soon enlightened and given a different way at looking at Black History and Culture. Through dance, song, poetry, media and drama, our audience of almost 200 guest were taken on a unique and uplifting journey through black history and culture
Check out these clips from the show.
WAY BACK WHEN - 2019
For 3 months straight the PowerfilledYouth TO team rehearsed tirelessly, practicing up to 4 times a week for our 2019 Black History Month Production entitled "Way Back When".
This play took place in a retirement home, where many "elderly people from different walks of life reflected on their life experiences as people of colour through drama, dance, poetry and song. When it was all said in done the performance turned out really good, with an audience of almost 450 people. While this year proved to be quite challenging due to various issues beyond our control , we still managed to persevere and pull of a pretty great event. Furthermore, we have learned many valuable lessons this year which we will use to produce an event bigger, better show next year!
MOVE WITH THE MUSIC - 2018
During the month of February 2018 PowerfilledYouth TO debuted the sensational Black History Month production "Move with the Music".
This play explores the influences of people of colour throughout Canada and world and the importance and value of diversity and compassion in today's society. Our audience was taken on a musical journey through time, discovering different aspects of black history and culture.
The talented Powerfilled Youth team practiced diligently several times weekly for 5 months in order to make it a show our audience would not soon forget. With free community performances from Scarborough to Bolton, these youth impressed, educated and entertained people of all cultures and ages alike.
GREAT WORK TEAM!!!