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TAKE THE STAGE

TAKE THE STAGE

On September 16 we launched our very first class of our very first phase with our very first cohort. We had absolutely no idea what to expect. And just like most rookies, we came in expecting the toughest, hardest, most disrespectful kids would walk into the room that...
Interview with Miriam Cortez

Interview with Miriam Cortez

We at Seen and Heard value our board members. We need dedicated people who are willing to take this journey with us, add their wisdom and expertise, and speak up when they feel we are heading in the wrong direction. A strong board is the backbone of any non-profit,...
Everything Can Be Redeemed

Everything Can Be Redeemed

“Are you telling me you already perfected yourself and in the last 3 weeks you’ve perfected your character who’s twice as old as you?” My theatre professor stopped rehearsal and fired that question at me. I stood in the middle of the stage shaking. I was an arrogant...
A Seed is Planted

A Seed is Planted

There is always the temptation to stay put. It is truly intimidating to venture out into the world with a small seed in hand looking for a place to plant a dream. As much as we protest, human beings like what’s familiar, predictable, even if it’s stagnant. Even if we...
Ty’s Story

Ty’s Story

One young man’s journey out of the system and into the world.  The young man sitting across the table from me at King’s Hawaiian looks out the window and ponders the question I’ve posed: “What do you wish you could have told your 18-year-old self before leaving...