Our Approach

Our programs are designed to connect groups of youth around the world to address the higher levels of human motivation and needs - those of connection, friendship, belonging, validation and respect - to help them attain their full potential.

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My Dream, My Right

Three-week filmmaking experience for teens in the Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Using camera phones as their recording device, this workshop provided the basics of documentary filmmaking.

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Colors of Love

Art therapy program designed to help Syrian refugee youth use painting as a means of expression to work through trauma and amplify their voice.

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Flimverse

Filmmaking program using poetry to serve as the narrative for short films.

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Welcome to My House

Music video in collaboration with Luc and the Lovingtons with Executive Producer, Jason Mraz. Video features youth in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan and the Skagit Valley of Washington State.

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Rachel's heART

Art/trauma therapy camp, in memory of Rachel Damski who left of legacy of hope through creativity.

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Our Shared Story: Compassion

Interfaith dialogue program where teens from diverse spiritual traditions explore the theme of compassion.

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Poetry & Art: Cementing a Bond

Using self-portraits and reflections poems to link Syrian refugee teens in Jordan and rural youth in Northwest Washington cements relationships among or local and global community.

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Peace In, Peace Out

Multi-cultural photo-journalism, painting and weaving exchange between families within a community.

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VOTC Plays

Theatre program using photos of youth in other parts of the world, from different cultures as inspiration for the play-writing.

Help youth around the world reach their full potential.

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

Maya Angelou