Jeffery Bryant Moffitt is a dynamic arts educator, creative consultant and professional director who believes that every kid has a voice.
For the past 10 years, he has dedicated his professional life to facilitating and creating spaces for young people to share their stories. He believes that when a young person is given the tools to access their creative voice it drastically increases their potential.
He has seen this extensively in his work with Big Thought, where he is the Artistic Director for Creative Solutions, a program that for over 23 years has empowered teenagers on probation with the Dallas County Juvenile Department (DCJD) to find their artistic voice.
Jeffery specializes in using devised theater as a tool for teenagers to begin to unlock and unleash their personal stories. Across his work in the classroom, in-facility DCJD work and OST programs, he has always sought to empower young people to share their stories and spark change in their communities.
He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where he holds a BFA in Theatre and a BA in English.
Allison Caldwell is a youth development professional with a background in Creative Arts Therapy and conflict resolution.
As an advocate for youth voice and spaces that promote youth agency, Allison has spent the last 10 years leading and developing youth programs for Big Thought, an organization committed to closing the opportunity gap by providing youth with high quality creative programs.
In her role as the Sr. Manager of Youth Development, Allison led large scale youth programming initiatives in partnership with the Dallas County Juvenile Department, the Dallas Independent School District, Southern Methodist University, and numerous community partners.
Allison’s work in the youth development field has been featured at a number of national conferences, including: Ready by 21 National Convening, National Afterschool Association Annual Convention, and the Women’s Empowerment Breakthrough Conference.
Allison is a graduate of Prescott College’s Counseling Psychology program with double emphases in Creative Arts Therapy and Family Systems Theory, and is certified as a Level I Mediator. She is a member of the Mayor’s Star Council and completed the CCC Women’s Leadership program in 2018.