Finding Your Voice


THE CANALES PROJECT presents – Finding Your Voice!
The Finding Your Voice Program
Through a generous contribution made by Linda and Stuart Nelson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson is partnering with The Canales Project to implement a new program – Finding Your Voice in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson.

Designed by Carla Dirlikov Canales, the program aims to equip young people with the skills, practice and confidence to navigate cultural divides by creating and presenting unique performances about their cultural heritage and traditions. Participants will engage in self-reflection, cultural discovery, storytelling, and voice training as they explore their identities and ways they can raise their voices to create stronger bonds between diverse communities.

During the 2016-2017 program cycle, Carla Dirlikov Canales and The Canales Project will offer programming focused on self-discovery, cultural celebration and performance. Participants will explore issues of identity, belonging, culture, perseverance through adversity, achievement, and more.

We are committed to sharing this experience with as many young people as possible.

2016-2017 Program Schedule

Spring Intensive – Saturday, March 18th – Monday, March 20th

Bridges Made of Song
Participants will develop art, activities and performances that incorporate songs and stories about their cultural heritage to be presented in their community.

Youth as Teachers
Participants will learn about the skills and sensitivity needed to transfer the lessons of cultural awareness and understanding explored in the program into their lives.

The focus of this session will be on equipping participants to build their cultural awareness and understanding of other people in ways that reduce tension, conflict and divisions between us all.

Certificate of Completion
All participants who complete the program will receive certificates acknowledging their achievement.