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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18120

Title: (En)Compassing Heart: A Youth-led, Grassroots NGOs Navigation Towards Sustainability
Authors: Rachel, Larabee
Advisor: Cole, Ardra
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: non-profit organization
sustainability
Youth-led
art-based education
Grassroots
navigation
(en)compassing heart
community development
international community work
youth empowerment
arts-informed methodology
spoken word poetry
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2009
Abstract: (En)Compassing Heart explores and documents the organizational journey of POR AMOR Community Enhancement Initiatives. POR AMOR is a current, Toronto based, youth-led, non-profit organization I co-founded with three other young women in 2003. POR AMOR initiatives focus on youth empowerment and specifically helping young people to make responsible transitions into adulthood and become active leaders in their communities. Through the use of arts-informed methodological practices, this project is constructed as a modern narrative, infused with spoken-word poetry, to track the journey of a young girl from her passion for the arts to becoming an empowered individual within her community. The young protagonist is representative of the journey of POR AMOR, our journey as young people navigating our way to meaningful work in communities. The mission of POR AMOR is to promote and facilitate art-based youth empowerment initiatives in local and international community contexts.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18120
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