NPR did a segment about the Parkland High School students this past week. Over the summer, the students at Parkland were invited to participate at Camp Shine. Camp Shine is a camp designed around using artistic expression to inspire hope after a tragedy. All of the counselors at Camp Shine are certified therapists or counselors and their program curriculum was created by Jessica Asch, a drama therapist from New York. Due to the variety of creative therapists employed at camp, the students were able to receive many different creative arts therapies including music therapy.
During the segment played on NPR on August 16th, host David Greene was allowed to sit in on a songwriting workshop where students were using music to heal, relax and calm themselves. You can listen to the segment here.