On July 8th – the 11th Justin, an associate with Trike Theater, came to the McKinney Unit to interact with the kids. The kids learned about their mind, body, and imagination. They played different games according to their age group such as “Late to School” for the older kids, which gave 2 students the chance to put their miming skills to the test as a “student” worked to figure out why they were late to school as a “teacher” threatened detention if they did not figure it out quickly enough. The younger kids had fun walking around the room and striking different poses showing different emotions and taking on the qualities of different animals. Justin spoke to the kids about respecting themselves and each other and working together to make improvisation games fun for everyone. They learned that in the world of improvisation, the fun comes from being quick and spontaneous with their decisions. Member Nole Wade said, “It was very interesting and amusing. It was really exciting”. Joey Bellar absolutely enjoyed the experience and exclaimed “I think it was great, absolutely wonderful!”
of our club members report finding valuable adult connections at the club.