... is when the real person, behind the facade, allows themselves to rip off the carefully constructed mask and climb out of the, oh so confining, neatly labeled, socially acceptable box, to permit their genuine desires, yearnings, and passion to shine through for all to see.
I discovered that in removing my disguise, and labels, I exposed someone who finds absolute delight in: conjuring, imagining, designing, dreaming, aspiring, and, making stuff (sh*t) up. Time, quite literally, has no definition when I am in the midst of a creative project.
This personal trait is most likely why I am able to make profound connections with the youth who join Deep Root Center. They too are looking for a safe place to reveal their true selves (whether they are conscious of that end goal or not), to follow their interests, and to imagine a new way of being in the world. Many of them share that primal desire to generate, produce, and create – art, stories, music, a business, sculpture, murals, friendships, furniture, floor plans, movies, photo essays … the list is endless.
AT DRC, we celebrate and honor all of those ideas, plans, and creations, whether completed or left unfinished, to be, perhaps, picked up another day, because they are equally valid and unique ways of learning and growing.
Feel the Heat – A Caribbean inspired fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction.
We are looking forward to sharing a tasty, fun evening with friends and supporters of DRC. Through an exclusive engagement, Exec. Chef, Deborah Burchell from Simply Caribbean/Trini Soul of NYC is catering the event. Find the menu and silent auction items, and purchase your tickets online: www.deeprootcenter.org
Seedlings If you are looking for a program for your primary age child, that offers children the gift of time to: learn grow, experiment, work, play, explore independent thoughts and interests, and, to question the world around them all within a dynamic learning community that allows each child the opportunity to be themselves, the Deep Root Center Seedlings Program currently has openings. Contact us today.
Media Deep Root Center students are going to be on B99.3. They will be interviewed for Community Connections with Jody Tosti, Tuesday January 17th. We will let you know when it will be aired on the Deep Root Center FB page.