Brave Youth

BRAVE KIDS ARTISTIC INSTRUCTOR INTERN

--> Are you an artist leading the artistic group in your community? 
--> Do you want to explore Brave Kids one more time, this time in the role of the Artistic Instructor? 
--> Do you want to be responsible to create the Final Show together with Brave Kids Participants and Artistic Instructors ? 
--> Are you familiar with the “kids teach kids” approach and motivated to develop your peer-learning competences as the facilitator in your group? 
--> Are you eager to stand together with Brave Kids Artistic Instructors Team to work with young people using “kids teach kids” model of work? 
--> Are you a former Brave Kids participant or group leader and you see yourself as the Artistic Instructor in future?  

We invite artists and artistic leaders to join Brave Kids Artistic Instructors Team as the Intern during 2020 edition. We plan to continue Brave Youth and Brave Kids Assistans Program in 2021. 

As a parallel project to the 11th edition of Brave Kids, we offer former Brave Kids participants (as part of the group or group leaders) the opportunity to experience the beauty of Brave Kids one more time but also create the possibility for professional development as the artistic leader. In this way, we hope to give continuity to the learning process that was initiated years before but also receive the support during artistic workshops and give the experience to become Artistic Instructor in the future editions of Brave Kids. Another goal is to make a change in the lives of Brave Kids Artistic Instructors Interns and their communities by providing them with an opportunity for cultivating discovery, personal growth, leadership, teamwork, and compassion.

We will invite young people aged over 18 from different countries to become the Brave Kids Artistic Instructor Interns in Brave Kids 2020.

The Interns will have the opportunity to engage in the artistic elements of Brave Kids alongside professional artistic instructors so they can increase their artistic skills and practical knowledge on the 'kids teach kids' model of work. We expect from the Intern to be full of compassion, helpful and hard-working to serve Brave Kids Participants during the workshops and support them. 

Staying with Polish host families will allow the participants and local families to gain an inside look into other cultures and traditions. During the program participants will also have chance to share their artistic and pedagogical work with Brave Kids Artistic Instructors and group leaders. 

COSTS and ELIGIBILITY

The project undertakes to cover:

- the costs of international travel;
- all costs of accommodation, food and local transport. 

As we still wait for the result of grants, the number of participants can change.  The final program of the project will be announced in March 2020.

We will invite young people who:
- are over 18 years old; 
- took part in Brave Kids before (2009-2019) as a participant or a group leader;
- have at least 3 years of documented experience in leading the regular artistic groups as the artistic leader;
- are fluent in English.

The priority will be given to youth from different groups and countries, one young person from each country. We plan to have max. One Intern during Brave Kids in one city. 

Please fill in the APPLICATION FORM and attach 2 recommendation letters (for example, from teachers or other authority demonstrating your engagement in the local community and experience in leading artistic groups) along with 2-3 photos of you leading artistic / pedagogical activities, and send it to [email protected] by 20 February 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

In 2019 we are not going to organise Brave Youth program, but there is another opprotunity for former Brave Kids Participants, the new role in the project is called Brave Kids Assistant.

BRAVE KIDS ASSISTANT 

2019: Maya Sawicka, POLAND
Saghar Bagherpassandi, IRAN
Pasha Zandi, IRAN
Fabian Sulima, POLAND
Oliwia Łukowska, POLAND
Tooka Shams, IRAN
Khushi, INDIA

In 2019  we are happy to involve in the project Brave Kids Assistant which is a unique position dedicated to former Brave Kids participants.

Our plan is to bring back to Poland experienced young people who have participated in the Brave Kids project as children,  now are youth and working on their artistic development. We offer them the opportunity to experience the beauty of Brave Kids one more time and support their younger peers with compassion, open heart and ready to give a hand.

In this way, we hope to give continuity to the learning process that has started with their first participation in the project.  It is an opportunity both for Brave Kids assistants and Kids to cultivate discovery, personal growth, leadership, teamwork, and compassion.

During the project, Brave Kids participants and Brave Assistants will be in direct contact in order to inspire each other. Brave Assistants will have an opportunity to be engaged in the artistic activities of Brave Kids, in a process that helps them to develop their artistic skills, working as volunteers to assist and support kids as well as to perform with younger peers on a professional stage.

These activities allow Brave Kids Assistants to enrich their leadership and artistic skills, gain new experience, and serve as examples for their younger peers.  The total length of the project is around three and a half weeks. In 2019 the project will take place in Poland, from 15th of June till 10th of July, in cities of Wrocław, Leszno, Radziejowice, Rzeszów during the first two weeks (First Stage of Brave Kids) where they will stay with local host families. During the second stage of the project in Oborniki Śląskie (a small green town 20 km from Wrocław), participants will stay with around 100 Brave Kids participants in a common venue.

The project undertakes to cover all costs of accommodation, food and local transport for all participants. The project, in general, DOES NOT cover the costs for international travel

The base recruitment criteria are:

- being 15-20 years old

- having participated in Brave Kids previous edition

- good English skills

- being active in the community and being able to prove it.

For any additional queries or for further information about the project, please write to [email protected]

Brave Youth:This project gathers several young people who p articipated in previous Brave Kids editions. 

17.06 - 11.07.2018In 2018 we invited 8 young people between 18-23 years old, from different countries, to take part in our Brave Youth Project from 17 June 2018 till 11 July 2018.

2016 pilot editon participants: Derrick and Mercy from Uganda, Mili from Norway, Khawa from Chechnya, Pema from Nepalu, Adam from Izrael and Ola from Poland.

2017 edition partecipants: Leo Lau Chung Chak (Hong Kong, Brave Kids 2012), Wong Chau Yi (Helen) (Hong Kong, Brave Kids 2013), Michaela Komarová (Slovakia, Brave Kids 2015), Ali Al-Hasani (Palestine, Brave Kids 2011) 

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT In 2018 there will be the 3rd edition of Brave Youth, our parallel project to 9th edition of Brave Kids dedicated to former partecipants. We offer them the opportunity to experience the beauty of Brave Kids one more time. In this way, we hope to give continuity to the learning process that has started with their first partecipation to the prooject. Our plan is to bring back to Poland young people who participated in the Brave Kids project as children and now are young adults supporting their communities through art or with other means, contributing to other people’s growth. They can keep the positive energy of Brave Kids and have a chance for an international experience with peers in an unique artistic environment one more time. It is an opportunity both for Youth and Kids to cultivate discovery, personal growth, leadership, teamwork, and compassion.

In 2018 we plan to invite 8 young people between 18-23 years old, from different countries, to take part in our Brave Youth Project from 17.06.2018 till 11.07.2018.

During the project, Brave Kids participants and Brave Youth are in direct contact in order to inspire each other. We believe that with Youth sharing the example of the work done in their communities, Brave Kids will be inspired to follow a similar path. Brave Youth have the opportunity to be engaged in the artistic activities of Brave Kids alongside professional artistic instructors, working as volunteers, in a process that help them to develop their artistic skills. Staying with Polish host families allows participants of Brave Youth and local families to gain an insight into eachother's cultures and traditions. During the program participants also have chance to present their work in the local communities and to teach their own abilities to local children.

These activities allow young people to enrich their leadership and artistic skills, gain new experience, and serve as examples for their younger peers.  The total length of the project is around three and a half weeks. The project took place in Poland, in the cities of Wrocław, Przemyśl, Siechnice and Radziejowice during the first two weeks (First Stage of Brave Kids) where they stay with local host family. During the second stage of the project in Oborniki Śląskie (small green town 20 km from Wrocław), participants stay with around 150 Brave Kids participants in a common venue (while in the previous editions the second part of the project took place in Krosnice or Zagorze).

COSTS and ELIGIBILITY The project undertakes to cover all costs of accommodation, food and local transport for all participants. The project in general DOES NOT cover the costs for international travel. However in certain cases, according to our recruitment criteria and Youth economical resources, the project can cover the costs of the international travel.

The base recruitment criteria are:

- being 18-23 years old
- having participated in Brave Kids previous edition
- good English skills
- being active in the community and being able to prove it.

We want to encourage diversity, so the priority is given to youth from different groups and countries.

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURE

APPLICATION FORMEach year, the selection goes thorugh an online application, where we ask to fill a form with some background informations and 2 recommendation letters to prove Youth's engagement in the local community). Then a Skype interviews will be arranged with all the applicants that meets our requirements.

  1. Please fill in the APPLICATION FORM and  attach 2 recommendation letters (for example from teachers or other authority demonstrating your engagement in the local community) and send it back to [email protected] by the 31st of January 2018.
  2. We will arrange Skype interviews with selected candidates in February 2018.

CONTACT and InfoFor any additional queries or for further information about the project, please write to: [email protected]. To know more about Brave Youth partecipants and read what Leo, Chau Yi, Michaela and Ali think about their experience, visit our Brave Kids Blog.