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Kids in the Spotlight: Shenzhen China

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - August 23 @ 12:00 pm

Kids in the Spotlight (KITS) is an evidence-based 5-day performing arts retreat experience that facilitates phenomenal breakthroughs for children, youth, and their families. Created and run by counselor and Developmental Psychology MA Denise Goldbeck, KITS uses the performing arts as a vehicle for awe-inspiring development.
Over the course of five unforgettable days, children and youth of all ages create and perform in a musical production. Along the way, they learn to communicate, respect themselves and others, express themselves confidently, overcome challenges, and heal from difficult experiences. By the end, each child has taken a fun, inspiring, and transformative journey.

Our programs have been a great success in China. This year will be our second year running Launch and KITS back to back. Our leadership program is attended by approximately 40 youth ranging in age from 13 to 21. Immediately following the leadership program, the leaders apply their skills to a lively group of youngsters ranging in age from 4 to 13. We are all ensconced in a luxurious resort near Shenzhen which also features fabulous food! In typical, dauntless KITS style, the language and cultural barriers evaporate as we share, learn and grow together. We have many talented translators, youth leaders with amazing English skills and awesome adult interns keen to learn how KITS unfolds. We are supported by the intrepid Haiwen team, ever at our beck and call. We all pull together to make the China programs outstanding and memorable!!

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August 19 @ 7:00 pm
August 23 @ 12:00 pm


Shezen, China