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CreateNow! at TAPPED IN February 21, 2002


From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 16 2002 - 03:30:24 PST

This Thursday, February 21, Jill Gurr, Founder/President
,Screenwriter/Producer of CreateNow!, will be guest at the
Alternative/Correctional Education Form at TAPPED IN
( at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

The CreateNow! mission is to provide creative arts mentoring to
institutionalized at-risk children and youths, ages 2 to 21, who have
been abused, neglected, abandoned or are involved in the juvenile
justice system.

Creative arts are the focus of the mentoring projects. Through different
types of writing, (such as screenwriting, TV sit-com writing, poetry,
short stories and plays), painting, music, dance, video production,
etc., with an emphasis on the crafts of the film and TV industry, the
youths learn to express themselves in a positive manner that can be
shared with others. The artistic projects have a very therapeutic
effect. The CreateNow programs enhance the children's skills, develop
self-esteem, confidence and teamwork.

For many of children, this is the first time that they've successfully
worked with others to create something positive. Mentoring can take a
variety of forms: one-time seminars, ongoing workshops and one-on-one
mentoring. Some of the group classes become part of the school
curriculums, while others are offered as after-school or week-end

To join the discussion with Jill, log in to TAPPED IN a few minutes
before the session is scheduled to begin so the helpdesk personnel can
assist you in getting to the correct meeting room.

As always, TAPPED IN help desk personnel will be on hand to assist new
users. TAPPED IN's interface is also a snap for Netscape or IE users,
and works well in a Windows or Macintosh environment.

(Special note: The Alternative/Correctional Ed discussion group meets
on the third Thursday of the Month.)

Persons with questions or wishing more information are invited to e-mail
BJ Berquist at

Respectfully submitted,
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN