TEN SING is a youth work method in YMCA.
In the Romanian movement it organizes groups of young people from 14 years and up, ranging in size from a handful to several tens of members. Membership is open to all and does not require any type of talent, skill or training.
TEN SING is based on the core goals and values of YMCA with an emphasis on the following:
Performimg arts – A TEN SING group is primarily a choir. However the group also work with other types of performances such as dance and drama. Our group have a band, set up with typical rock music instruments. In addition, our group engage in activities related to performing art systems, stage lighting, multimedia presentations, creative workshop, social and community events
Youth empowerment – A primary goal of TEN SING is to empower young people by giving them responsibility, developing their skills and strengthening their social networks. The groups are run and governed democratically by the members, with adults standing by as necessary.
Diversity – Having a heterogeneous membership base with a multiplicity of backgrounds, skills and outlooks is seen as an important asset that solidifies the group and makes it more creative.
Open-mindedness – young people with different faiths or lack of such are welcome to join the groups. Their beliefs will be respected and they will be invited to share their views.