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Upcoming Events 

Youth Resilience 2023

Ignite The Voice, Inc and Creative Hearts Inc are joining forces in fundraising for a collaborative project in 2023 which will create a very special platform for New Haven youth!!!


Youth Resilience Live! A collaborative series and event between Ignite

The Voice and Creative Hearts, includes elements of both visual and performing arts. A 3-part competition open to youth (ages 5-19) all over the state of Connecticut. The theme of all showcases is Mental Health and /or experiences over the past 2 years, how living through a global pandemic impacted their mental health.

Youth Advisory Board Member and 2018 Express Yourself Winner Christina Cuesta explains the purpose behind Youth Resilience to our 2022 Giving Tuesday Audience!!

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To Kick off our Youth Resilience Project, Ignite the Voice will begin our small group canvas art workshops on May 11th! 


Painter and retired nurse, Iris Thompson will lead an 8 week course in painting. The participants who take part in her sessions will also have their final products entered into the competition.


Iris Thomson will take on 8-10 participants holding 2 workshops a week over the course of 6 weeks. These classes will take place between March and April at an art space provided by Monk Youth Jazz and STEAM Collective inc. 

Visual Art



Instead of being a one time event or show, we want to make it more interactive for those who register to compete. A team of professional musicians and performers, with decades of experience will review each applicant's performance and offer critiques, advice and support for their final competition presentation.  


Forms of Art


Song (Singing) -Original or Cover, Solo or Group,



Dramatic scene

Song (Instrumental)- Original or Cover. Solo or group.

Song (rap)

Board President Gabby Bynum explains why Art is so important to Mental health!!!!

When: Friday June 30th 6pm

Where: Bregamos Community Theater 491 Blatchley Ave. New Haven, CT

Ticket Info

$10 for Adults $5 for Children under 13 year old. At the door or bought from a board member

Come support our youth as they are celebrated for their artistic talents and resilience!!!

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