Youth Arts for Change gives teens an opportunity to share their story via theatre, writing and/or visual art. Through a series of workshops, participating teens collaborate with professional teaching artists to create an original play or art exhibit. Each project culminates in a public presentation and celebration.
Youth Arts for Change is the Arts Alliance’s signature project to address the needs of underserved youth. Since 2011, the program has engaged more than 135 Clackamas County teens and 500 audience members.
“Longitudinal research shows that at-risk youth who have access to the arts tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement”
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Youth Arts for Change is always growing! If you’re curious about getting involved in a current project–or you’d like to propose a new opportunity or partnership–please contact:
Youth Arts for Change Program Coordinator