KIDS ON THE BLOCK
The KIDS ON THE BLOCK is a troupe of life-size multicultural puppets. Like real children, each one has definite likes and dislikes, hopes, fears, talents, and limitations. And like real children, some have differences such as mental, physical and emotional disabilities. Others have lives touched by abuse or divorce. Audiences interact directly with the puppet characters during question and answer sessions in each program. This unique form of communication provides young people with a safe environment to learn an attitude of smart decision-making, sensitivity and understanding that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Kids on the Block puppet troupes have performed successfully all over the world since 1977. For the last ten years, Mental Health America of Georgia has offered this early intervention program to schools and communities around the state. Over 150,000 children have seen our “kids”!
Many of our script topics can be used as a starting point for addressing issues such as bullying, depression, crisis in times of war, and overall mental health and wellness. Performances often feature issues surrounding Drug Awareness Week, Exceptional Children’s Month, Week of the Young Child (National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)), and Red Ribbon Week. To see a list and brief description of our script topics, Click here.
If you are interested in scheduling a puppet show or becoming a puppeteer, please contact Cailyn Lingwall at 678-904-1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.