Teens in rehab celebrate Christmas participating in talent show
The day before Christmas our Inspirations teens in rehab put on the Christmas talent show of a lifetime. This year we had a wide variety of acts and talents from teens who have polished their skills through our many therapeutic activities. For the past two weeks, our teens have been practicing very hard to show off their talents. Also, through our music and art therapy program, many of the teens in rehab have discovered this highly effective form of expression. Other teens recited poems they wrote and we even had a sound-effect specialist.
I’m always blown away by how hard our teens work to put on a good show. They really give it their all and you can see that in their performances. It takes a lot to go up and put yourself out there in front of others and be judged. However, we encourage teens not to cower away because they have worked hard and have nothing to be ashamed off.
–Donovan Ortega, Creative Arts Director.
Finally, our teens got to strut their stuff in front of their fellow peers and also the Inspirations staff. All their practice sure did pay off as our teens in rehab put on a spectacular show! From playing the piano, reading a poem, beatboxing and a dance routine we had a diverse show that brought out the best in our teens and their experiences.
Here are some of the highlights of our Christmas talent show: