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Upcoming Stories

There’s always something happening at CATS, from the rich stories of individual urban teens unlocking their potential and becoming self-sufficient adults through our programs, to our twice-annual themed student art shows, or the excitement of seniors creating their futures through Bridging the Gap. Here are some ideas for stories.

Current story possibilities include:

  • How the Yellowstone students:
    • learned to face challenges, say yes to opportunities,  with Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the framework for the expedition–and their lives.
    • are thinking of ways they can apply the lessons to contribute to their communities and society–the culmination of the Hero’s Journey steps.
  • CATS students just getting jobs and/or those who’ve built successful careers over multiple years through CATS’ Bridging the Gap workforce development program.
  • Fifth Third Bank and the Fifth Third Foundation have created a new scholarship program specifically for CATS students. Scholarships for 2018 CATS graduates were awarded on 9/29 at the OTR International Film Festival.  More details here.
  • Follow students in their 2018 Hero’s Journey-based study theme, “The Hero Within,” as they consider, through art and discussions, how to recognize ways they’ve already been heroes in their own lives–like overcoming obstacles–and use that knowledge to launch their lifelong hero’s journeys.

Ongoing story opportunities:

Training for meaningful careers with Bridging the Gap:

Every summer, recently graduated seniors train in various career paths, including as nursing assistants (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center is primary partner), through the CATS Bridging the Gap workforce development program. BTG is an extension of the arts-based programming that helps the students achieve graduation, with supports to enable them to succeed after graduation.
For stories about aspiring Bridging the Gap students and successful graduates: For assistance

CATS results, how and why the arts can level the playing field for urban teens
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Student twice-yearly art shows

Spring college tours

Museum and gallery tours