Alongside her best friend Natasha Daniel, Amanda Parris is the co-founder of the multi-award winning alternative education organization Lost Lyrics. She currently sits as the chair of the Lost Lyrics steering committee.
Lost Lyrics believes that in order create a world you want, you must take a stand. We are a mobile and innovative learning incubator that empowers thousands of young people to create a bridge of knowledge between the streets and the classroom. We locate critical self-empowerment as an integral component to the learning experience.Students define the curriculum and create a positive and reflective self-image while having fun using arts-based tools of education.
What really sustains Lost Lyrics is our local and international programming where communities express and produce new ways of challenging the status quo through the critique of mainstream media, sharing new information within their peer circles, and speaking back to the banking system of education. Together we rise and fight for the creation of a better world where we have no choice but to take a stand.
- Lost Lyrics begins Navig8 Program with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (October 2014-June 2015)
- Lost Lyrics completes their first summer camp with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (August 2014)