bridge connections | increase learning | grow ideas, pathways, & solutions

Each of us has a story to tell

and we all have a role to play

in writing our collective story.

Ignite creativity in your self

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Inspire collaboration in your community

Increase connectivity to nature

Hey curious minds, adventure seekers, imagineers, and lifelong learners: Gather around. Let me tell you a story!

I'm Jennifer. The creator behind Yard Dramas - where creativity takes centerstage!

Imagine a world where storytelling, theater, puppetry, music, and dance come together to bridge connections, ignite learning, and cultivate fresh ideas. From its humble beginnings in April 2020, Yard Dramas was born out of a passion for nurturing creativity and exploration. In a time when the world was forced to shelter in place, I walked my childhood classic red radio flyer wagon into neighbors' yards for art-learning experiences. Collaborative storytelling sessions, well-being practices, and the creativity process unfolded right in the embrace of nature.

But Yard Dramas evolved into much more than just stories on lawns. I combined my role as an Anacostia Watershed Steward and Climate Reality Leadership Corps member with art and critical literacy. The result? Programs for schools, community centers, libraries, markets, and festivals that awaken connectivity, foster lifelong learning, shape the world, and inspire our future!

Beyond being the grassy areas outside our homes and buildings, a yard is a unit of measure (think: self-reflection and community). Guided by my expertise in social-emotional learning, Yard Dramas encourages curiosity and empathy, fostering an appreciation for our individuality while emphasizing our collective impact on the world around us.

Yard Dramas welcomes educators, students, families, businesses, and community leaders – every individual and community who seeks to open new doors, enhance teaching and learning experiences, and embrace growth in every sense.

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The notion of empathy and human-centeredness is still not widely practiced in many corporations.
~David Kelley, founder IDEO

To continue to grow and prosper, you have to step outside of yourself and walk in someone else’s shoes.
~Dev Patnaik, author, Wired to Care

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own.
~Henry Ford

Empathy is the ultimate form of customer insight.
~Don Peppers, Peppers and Rogers Group

Empathy is a muscle, so it needs to be exercised.
~Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

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