WHAT IiCG OFFERS
MUSIC & ART CAMPS
IiCG fully believes that healing occurs on four levels: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. It is for this reason that we address all of these areas in our music and art camps. We give children the opportunity to experience connection, love, support and a place to tell their story, whether it's through art, music, writing or movement (dance/sports).
FOR STAFF AND CHILD WORKERS
IiCG offers educational workshops on the effects of trauma on the brain and why music and the arts are so effective in helping children heal. In 2016, we will be offering Growth and Resiliency workshops, which will focus on post traumatic growth. We also offer hands-on training for those who wish to implement camp classes for their youth once we leave.
IiCG writes curriculum for our camps that are designed to address issues that at-risk and traumatized youth often face. Each subsequent curriculum theme builds on the one prior, but can also be used as a stand alone curriculum. They cover topics such as: forgiveness, hope, perseverance and anger.
IiCG works with colleges and universities to offer internships for students that are studying in the fields of social work, psychology, music/art education as well as those interested in international relations. In the past, we have partnered with UPENN: Masters of Applied Positive Psychology, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University.
IiCG also offers after school programs and special area art classes for local schools in Charleston, South Carolina. The after school programs focus on STOMP; using car parts and 55 gallon drums to make music. The special area classes include: mosaics, photography, team building, drawing, collages, character building, clay, guitar classes, knitting, drama and jewelry making.
IiCG enjoys coming alongside other nonprofits and groups who have the same heart, interests and goals for helping at-risk and traumatized youth. We have partnered with many organizations in our efforts to help children gain better coping and resiliency skills. Some of these groups include: Children's HopeChest, World Awareness for Children in Trauma, East African Psychology Association, I Care For the Nation and many others.