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Roots and Action Overview

 

Launched in 2018, Roots and Action creates drama-in-education (DiE) programs for high school and college students.  Its programs are based on a replicable model for using drama in the classroom to build critical-thinking, academic and leadership skills.  Its techniques promote active learning, self-discovery and a social awareness to help students improve communication and problem-solving skills, think creatively, work collaboratively and develop a range of competencies to successfully navigate the challenges of life.

The mission of Roots and Action is to motivate, inspire and prepare young people for active engagement in their communities.  We believe strong, resilient communities are at the heart of any healthy society.  To become effective leaders, young people need the skills and the will to connect with their communities, share their stories and work together to solve shared problems.  Roots and Action helps students develop a sense of community and learn how to apply their skills to new situations as they forge new paths and create the world of tomorrow.

Roots and Action is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Roots and Action must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 
Tere Martinez  and students during the Roots and Action pilot, January 2018.   Tere Martínez  y un grupo de estudiantes durante el programa piloto de Raíces y Acción, enero de 2018.

Tere Martinez and students during the Roots and Action pilot, January 2018.

Tere Martínez y un grupo de estudiantes durante el programa piloto de Raíces y Acción, enero de 2018.