The Webster Learning Collective

Episode 10: Why is Creativity so Important for Youth? YWSTL

June 23, 2021 Webster SOE Season 1 Episode 10
The Webster Learning Collective
Episode 10: Why is Creativity so Important for Youth? YWSTL
Show Notes

This episode features three guests from YourWords STL, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and creative writing workshops for underserved youth in the St. Louis region. We are joined by co-founder of YourWords STL Dr. Anna Ojascastro Guzon, Development Director Dr. Michelle Haberberger, and Tutoring Coordinator Candice Smith. 

 This conversation addresses a variety of topics related to creative expression in children: 

  • Why creative expression is important for learning 
  • What it means to be creative: is it learned or innate? 
  • How educators and caregivers can introduce creative outlets for children 

 If you’d like to learn more about YourWords STL or volunteer as a tutor, take a look at their website: http://www.yourwordsstl.org

 The Body Keeps Score by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18693771-the-body-keeps-the-score