Many studies indicate that artistic learning creates important social and academic benefits for youth, including development of literacy and language skills, better concentration and endurance.
Charlie is an educator and facilitator known for his groundbreaking work incorporating creativity into youth development and adult training. He co-founded Power of Hope, an innovative youth development organization in Washington State and British Columbia in 1996. In 2005 Charlie was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship, a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. In 2008 he launched Partnership for Youth Empowerment (PYE Global) to advance transformative youth work internationally.