Amazing South Africa

Thursday, 01 January 2015 by

It’s been one year since 17 TYA family members visited South Africa. In reflection, the trip was life changing;it expanded our  perspective, warmed our hearts, and hurt then healed our souls.  The history is South Africa is undeniable. We visited the Soweto Apartheid Museum, which told the story of the pain and evils of Apartheid

Reflections on Haiti and St. Croix

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

As we reflect on our most recent Cross Cultural International Educational Exchange and look at the country of Haiti and the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix; it is with a strong love and reconnection of history, purpose and commitment. Luke 12:48, “To whom much is given, much will be required”. TYA has received so

International Women’s Day

Friday, 08 March 2013 by

Today is International Women’s Day and like others we honor the achievements of women around the world. On this day and every day we must also remember that women and girls around the world still face unimaginable and horrific violence. If you have ever seen our performances, then you know that we are not afraid to

THEARC Performance

Saturday, 02 March 2013 by

Thank you to everyone at the Arts & Technology Academy for having us in your production of Sarafina at THEARC in Washington, DC! This adaption of the broadway musical centers on the social unrest of apartheid South Africa in the mid-1970’s. This compelling “coming-of-age” story follows the title character, Sarafina, during her journey to understand

Valentine’s Day

Sunday, 03 February 2013 by

Taratibu Youth Association hosted elementary and middle-school students for a special Black History Month performance at Joe’s Movement Emporium on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013. This year we entitled our annual show “Perceptions and Truth,” because its our unique perspective on the images and struggles and triumphs of young people today. This entertaining and educational special performance

Bokamoso Youth visit TYA

Saturday, 19 January 2013 by

We first met Patti Macie and Jim Cawley of the Bokamosa Youth Foundation at a special “South Africa Night,” sponosored by the National Press Club. After a few weeks of arranging and planning, we got to meet the Bokamoso Youth Centre performers! What a great opportunity to learn from each other! While our cultures can