Art develops the imagination and the ability to see things differently. It promotes diversity and is an effective tool for reducing violence.
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.