of the Lehigh Valley
FOCUS International was awarded grant funding through the Talbot Hall Fund of the Episcopal Church, Bethlehem Diocese. This provided opportunities for Marian Johnson of Allentown, PA to work with inner-city youth in various locations in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities. Expressive arts are utilized to assist the inner development of each child. Marian calls her work "inner art"and has received tremendous response from the children.
Personhood is the goal, rather than technical expertise in a given art expression. Painting, acting, creative visualization, musical expression, writing and beadart are used in conjunction with dialogue and open discussions. The inherent value of each child was addressed and encouraged, so that each person develops more self-esteem and understanding of their life's purpose. To read more about each of the programs made possible through Marian's "Healing the Children" outreach follow the links below.
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