Empowering Community through Strategic Partnerships

Walking School Bus logoHelen Keller once said, “Alone we can do little; together we can do much.” At MicheLee Puppets, we have found that collaboration among our creative team of writers, artists, and puppeteers has produced an exciting array of plays and video productions. We like working together, learning from each other, and pushing ourselves to explore a variety of puppetry forms.

For MicheLee Puppets, collaboration in the form of partnerships with social service agencies is a hallmark of our identity and our way of doing business. Our productions are issue-based, and we work with experts in the fields of education, child psychology, and child welfare to ensure that our performances contain accurate, age-appropriate information.

image[21] Behind the scenes of a video shoot for Walk to School: Safe is Cool series[/caption]MicheLee Puppets has also become the “go-to” arts organization for agencies that want to get their message to young people in a way that will grab their attention and affect positive social change. One example of a successful partnership is a project that promotes the Walking School Bus.

Pedestrian and bicycle safety is a serious problem in Florida, which has the top four metropolitan areas on the list of most dangerous areas for walking in the U.S.

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County wanted to promote the health benefits of walking to school, and they wanted to make sure that students knew the rules of pedestrian safety so that they would arrive to school safely. Through a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and Safe Routes to Schools, MicheLee Puppets was commissioned to create a series of fun, educational videos to promote walking to school and also cover the important pedestrian safety rules.

Volusia County Health Department provided us with the content. Our creative team took the information and developed a series of six videos called Walk to School: Safe is Cool. The videos have been delivered to schools all over Florida reaching thousands of children with life-saving messages! For more information on this project and to see a video, visit us on Facebook.

If your company or organization would like to reach children and youth with a positive message that will enhance their health and well being, contact Tracey Conner at 407-898-7925 x2. We would like to partner with you!