"Summer Is Over!" Includes Camp Ps150 BreakDown, Personal Praise's Billboard Topping Single, and the Kickstart to Y.A.D.A.'s New After-School Program!
Personal Praise's 'The Call' is Billboard's 4th most added song to radio stations and has just cracked the Gospel #100!
Personal Praise in Savanah, Georgia with the pastor of Jonesville Baptist Church, Bishop Rodges. Bishop Rodges was one of the 100 black preachers to meet with the President of The United States Of America. Dress and tie designed and created by Fashion Design student, Adia Pore.
Hair Style compliments of Anya Parker, owner of Touch of Paris Salon.
Camp PS150, a summer intensive camp hosted by Person2Person Management, was a huge success! The camp highlighted all of the creative arts and services that Person2Person Management offers. A detailed breakdown of the daily classes, training exercises and performances leading up to the finale is chronicled below.
The day began with breakfast served bright and early at 8 am and quickly transitioned to a group devotion where eventually the campers learned and performed the songs for devotion.
Then, it's time for the first class of the day, Acting. Acting class was one of the favorites for the campers as they practiced improvisation and also memorization. For the first couple of weeks, the campers used improvisation as a technique to become comfortable on the stage. Their teacher, national speech champion, and national recording artist, "Yana", of Personal Praise explained her strategies. Campers developed their own strategies for memorizing lines and staying in character as they prepared for the Grand Finale. Memorizing a written piece verbatim proved to be especially challenging. It was even more difficult to place emotions and feelings into a memorized piece, thus becoming the main focus of the acting class.
CEO and Founder, Roberto Person, leading Camp Ps150 with a prayer.
Campers reviewing and practicing monologues for the big show.
Campers participate in the group acting exercise called " Release". This exercise helps beginning actors relax and become more natural on the stage.
National Skills USA Speech Finalist and State Champion, "Yana" of the national recording duo, Personal Praise, shares strategies for memorizing and reciting monologues.
The second half of Personal Praise, Tez teaching his Musical. Sudents learn how to read rythms and ltime signatures from the board.
The second class of the day starts immediately after acting class and is the most informational class we offer. Here campers learn to read, write and transcribe music. It is taught by the second half of Personal Praise 'Tez'. Tez is a member of the award winning Central High School Jazz Band in which he plays the piano. Here, students begin to learn the notes and keys in music first. They are tested for listening and reading weekly on the skills they learn in class. Eventually, they learn time signals and how to transcribe them. By learning time signatures and notes they learn valuable skills that'll place them above others in the professional industry. This is truly the cultivation process!
The class ended with a final exam that assessed the children's understanding of musical concepts. It evaluates the comprehension on four different levels, writing, reading, listening and playing. The children all passed and understood the concepts taught to them regardless of the musical background and previous teaching. Immediately after class lunch was served and free recreational time for the campers to enjoy. Finally, it's time for a special guest that the campers can learn from. Special guest includes; ballet instructor and studio owner 'Chastity Blair' who choreographed the show, owner of Hood Ministries, Taloris Hood, who taught a leadership class and vocal coach 'Roberto Person' who arranged vocals for the show.
Ms. Taloris Hood of 'HOOD Ministries' teaching her leadership class. Here she teaches the lesson "Who Are You?"
The P2P YADA program uses faith-based creative and performing arts to address the needs of the youth in Shelby County. The YADA program addresses these needs by imparting knowledge in youth to build personal character and resiliency, discover alternative career paths, and bring positive experiences to their communities through performing arts and community service. Young artist train, practice and rehearse for upcoming productions and performance opportunities designed as development opportunities. Engagement consists of individualized performance evaluations, goal setting, and assessments given by program clinicians. Person2Person provides avenues for inner-city youth to become socially conscious and engaged in the community through performing arts with an entrepreneurial spirit that bridges economic and cultural differences. Youth build confidence and gain business experience while working with professional and student artists as mentors and instructors. The after-school program highlights the needs that come from school by offering after-school tutoring and a schedule specific to school needs. Y.A.D.A opens immediately after school and remains open until 8:00. Classes arts classes arranged and scheduled around the students' needs.