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Banging out their fears and frustrations
Drum circle at Avita helps troubled teens redirect their anger in a positive setting
Delwin Boniloa participates in a drum exercise art the Avita Community Players Clubhouse. - photo by Tom Reed
Ordinarily, “beating” and “striking” would be the last things you’d suggest to a frustrated teenager, but that’s what is happening inside the Avita Community Partners Clubhouse in Gainesville. Where some may have been prone to lashing out at others in the past, the Avita clubhouse members are being asked to beat, strike and hit drums to help get their point across. “All of the kids who come to us have had some kind of substance abuse issues.