Inside Out Community Arts, P.S. ARTS’ inaugural Extended Learning program, aims to give middle and high school students the tools, confidence and inspiration to make positive life choices and become engaged members of their communities.
Our nationally-recognized, award-winning prevention/intervention after-school program utilizes theater, movement, music, writing, and visual arts to explore the imagination in a positive manner in order for youth to build self-esteem, conflict resolution and socialization skills. The program’s interactive workshops address the California Visual and Performing Arts and English-Language Arts Content Standards and introduce participants to the elements of creating a play. Working in teams, participants choose themes of importance to them and create and perform original plays giving voice to their concerns and dreams. Additionally the program’s intention is to build community between diverse youth from various geographic areas. The program brings them together in key program components that include a field trip to see a professional play, a weekend theater camping retreat, and a culminating performance of their original plays at a professional theater.