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  1. Catch the Fire: An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
    Catch the Fire: An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
    Catch the Fire: An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
    Catch the Fire: An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities
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  2. Catch the Fire: An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

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Community, youth, nonprofit, education, entrepreneurial, and religious organizations all have exciting ambitions, but they often lack the creative skills to impact people on a deeper level. Catch the Fire is a complete guide to using arts and empowerment techniques to bring greater vitality and depth to working with groups of youth or adults. Based on the premise that you don't have to be a professional artist to use the arts in your work, this unique book invites group leaders into the realm of creativity-based facilitation, regardless of previous experience.

Including over one hundred stimulating activities incorporating storytelling, theater, writing, visual arts, music, and movement, this detailed guide uses the Creative Community Model to:Bridge gaps and unite people across generations and culturesBuild vibrant, creative learning communities with youth and/or adultsFully engage participants and volunteersDevelop social and emotional intelligenceTake a deeper, more meaningful approach to learning

Drawing on nearly two decades of experience providing transformative programs to empower youth and adults across North America and around the world, Catch the Fire is a powerful and valuable resource and a much-needed reminder that art is for everyone!

Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy are co-founders of PYE Global: Partners for Youth Empowerment and developers of the Creative Community Model, a process for building creative, heart-centered learning communities with youth and adults from diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Peggy is co-author of Chop Wood, Carry Water: A Guide to Finding Spiritual Fulfillment in Everyday Life which sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

They all recommend this book, as do many more (me included!!!). As we face deepening challenges in education, cultural collision and social adaptation to a rapidly changing world, people from neighborhoods to national governements both in the developed and underdeveloped world are seeking workable solutions that help people meet change with happiness and while engaging productively in society. Peggy Taylor and Charlie Murphy hit on one of the best methods yet: empower young people with the best tools available to older generations, and get them to embrace those tools, their own identities and their agency as productive members of society by using the arts as a medium of communication. In this book, they present a remarkably adaptable method that can incorporate local customes and loci of meaning while delivering the best tools from around the globe with tremendous subtlety and accessibility. Well worth a read; also, this book is great for browsing and scanning for those who... Read more
The art of gathering is one of the most neglected parts of our culture. So this excellent book feels like the long awaited, nourishing rain falling on parched soil.

We spend a significant part of our lives working and yet dedicate minimal time to think, improve and bring creativity into the way we do work. And sadly the same happens with gatherings. Since ancient times humans gather around learning, problem solving, enjoyment, discussion, work, food.. We spend a significant part of our lives in all kinds of meetings, classes, workshops, meetups, festivals, reunions, .. And yet how rare, but how transformative, is to experience the magic of creativity, inspiration, healing and growth in a gathering.

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to unleash the power of the arts to facilitate any gathering, of youth or adults, and turn a group of individuals into a fiercely engaged community of creators and world changers.
If I hadn't been drawn to Catch the Fire by its subject matter, the cover would definitely have caught my eye. Diane McIntosh is credited with the vibrant design, an enticing invitation to the inspiration inside.

I'm a strong proponent of the arts being part of any sort of gathering to enhance learning, build community and have fun—all while getting the work at hand done. As the authors say in their introduction: "You might be a teacher who finds ways to slip creative practices into the classroom or a business person who uses arts-based practices to lead exciting and motivating staff meetings."

Even if you aren't already someone who finds way to slip creative practices into your gatherings or meetings, you'll be inspired to do so by this book. Community organizers, social workers, government officials can all use the exercises described in Catch the Fire. Anyone can become a "social artist" according to the authors, Peggy Taylor and Charlie... Read more
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