I was blessed to witness an arts & healing/self care workshop for youth at Highwood Highschool last month. This is Sonja Henderson, an award winning sculpture artist and teacher. This workshop made me so happy to see young people be put in touch with their well-being. Young people deal with so much in and out of school—it is so important that they have practical ways of nurturing and caring for their social/emotional growth. They are not just depositories for knowledge. They are living, breathing, growing beings. They are knowledge in action. They need to be empowered, but first they need the tools. Sonja is contracted by Urban Gateways, which is the organization that hosted this specific workshop.