The Concerned Kids is a small charity that makes a big difference. This unique non-profit organization, incorporated in 1989, uses a non-threatening, factual, unbiased, entertaining medium of interactive, educational puppetry to introduce a number of sensitive topics to elementary school aged children (6–14).
Its current program rotation of 23 scripts, addresses topics on: mental health, bullying prevention, peer pressure, substance abuse, accepting differences, autism spectrum disorder, and understanding consent. These programs explore relevant social issues that are faced by young people on a day-to-day basis and are of concern to them.
An “Accepted TDSB Educational Partner” these interactive puppet performance are available to all school boards, private schools and community groups in Toronto and the surrounding GTA. Puppetry is an excellent medium to reach young people because the listeners are not threatened, as they might be by an adult. Children and youth relate to what the life-size puppets are experiencing and it is easier for them to absorb the information, knowledge and life skills that they are presented with. Our puppets present incidents from their own lives with a big dash of humour, while still presenting useful knowledge and skills. In today’s digital world, young people do not stop being mesmerized, seeing real people manipulating a puppet – not just another screen.
The Concerned Kids is an affiliate and limited licensee of The Kids on the Block Incorporated, Columbia, Maryland, USA.*
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The Concerned Kids featured on Susan Hay’s “Making a Difference” segment for GlobalTV