Voices of the unheard

JOIN THE
Powerful, Heart-Pounding, Soul-Searching
2018 voices of the Unheard performance
A night of art & Inspiration

Skirball Cultural Center
Thurs, Nov 1
6 pm: Doors open
7 pm: Showtime begins promptly
8 pm: V.I.P. reception

Join us for a spoken word and theatrical performance featuring the writings of incarcerated and at-risk children and young adults in the L.A. County juvenile justice system hosted by Rev. Michael Beckwith. The words written by our most vulnerable youth are performed through song, dance, poetry and storytelling. SAF honors longtime Board Member Bertrand Christian Esq., Actor and Comedian Debra Wilson, and California Wellness Foundation, with CEO Judy Belk.


About Spirit Awakening

With your generous support, we build character and raise self-esteem one child at a time.

We use:
Meditation
Creative Writing
Improvisation
Visual Arts

SAF greatly thanks our donors for the impact they make on the lives of the youth we serve.


SPirit Awakening’s SOLUTION

An annual performance of the written and spoken word of child detainees, as well as a published compilation of their essays, poems, and metaphysical musings. SAF advocates for and celebrates the unedited voices of our most vulnerable citizens.

A series of programs, conducted both in and outside detainment camps, that teach at-risk and incarcerated youth to express themselves through creative writing and visual arts— helping them build a foundation for communication and success.

An annual retreat for advanced Spirit Awakening students at the beautiful Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Here, students gain insight into themselves and each other through the peace and stillness of nature.

Angels of Redemption is our bi-annual outreach trip to Ghana in which students explore culture, history and the impact it has on them. Spirit Awakeners also visit St. Anne's Orphanage to provide the children with food, friendship, toys and tutelage. 


SPIRIT AWAKENING’s LEADERS

Jamie Socci
Board Chair

Akuyoe Graham
Founder & Executive Director

Lynn Kitchen
Board Member


Spirit Awakening’s youth leaders

Christine Alegre
Mentoring Services

Johna Rivers
Foster Youth Outreach Liason

Aarron Wilson
Peer Mentor / Teacher's Assistant

Yahniie Bridges
Ambassador