Our mission is to use the arts to engage communities in recreation, play and conversation.
6-week summer arts, sports and fitness program for ages 10–19
Emphasizes placement, proper classical technique, rhythm and attention to musicality.
META is a choreography/performance workshop where teens explore civic engagement
Learn to be flexible and the connection of both body and mind through fluid movements.
High energy workshop exploring traditional dances and rhythms from West Africa.
“Our curricula and workshops are spaces for critical thinking that make use of history, human relationships and communications through the arts”
Our purpose is to support communities in their exploration of topics of interest through the arts – dance, photography, food ways, theater, sewing, music, visual arts, play and recreation and conversations.
A fishing trip to St. George Island for 13 youth was an opportunity for play and recreation with a cookout provided by the sponsoring family. A charter fisherman provided instruction on the use of reel and rod and some children caught fish for the very first time.
Ten community residents decorated themed tables for a five-course meal served by 18 camper chefs. Youth chefs served each course and sat at each table with their dinner guests proudly sharing their contribution to preparing each course.
Community members turned out in mass to see the grand finale. The children were amazed that so many people came, and the adults could not believe that the youth had so much talent. One person remarked, “It (talent) was in those babies all the time. We just didn’t know!”
Children and youth love to move. The arts offer spaces for youth to move, interact, create, laugh, play and most of all, have fun!!!
At the heart of a community are relationships. Relationships are deepened through shared interactions and experiences.
Lives are lived and transformed in sacred places and the arts provide spaces to celebrate the emotions of the journey.
As a participant our activities support you in achieving personal and group goals through the transformative powers of creative play, recreation, and conversation. Another benefit is accessing your own imaginaries through the arts. A donor benefits by providing the transformative power of the arts to communities that might not have access to the arts.
Our workshop offerings can be tailored to meet the needs and skill levels for people of diverse abilities, identities, and ages.
Yes! Moving Education Institute, Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. One of the primary benefits of being tax-exempt under IRC Section 501(c)3 is the ability for Moving Education to accept contributions and donations that are tax-deductible to the donor.
Individuals learn through experiences that enable people from all backgrounds to engage in the arts. People learn about themselves in relation to their fellow participants through the arts. For some communities storytelling is a way to learn the histories of people and place that were not deemed important enough for their stories to be memorialized.
Our programs are co-designed with the participants, created with the participants, and we schedule rehearsals to actualize the vision. During these processes participants share their creative imaginaries with each other, and their work is showcased through performances and celebrations in the presence of their communities where they are acknowledged for their hard work by their communities and an MEI Certificate of Participation.