YOUTH ARTS IN ACTION AT THE PRINCE
Tell your stories | Imagine new endings | Become architects of your own futures
Make a difference | See yourselves on stage at the Prince!
- We believe in the role of the Arts in addressing youth issues
- Teens turn away from drugs, gangs, violence and instead turn towards performance programs that fulfill their needs
- In the fabric of solutions to these problems the role the arts can play has been under-valued and under-supported.
- Everyone fits in – there are no misfits in the creative community. On stage or back stage, music, dance, sound, lights, wardrobe – there is a place for everyone.
- The arts can involve teens who are not successful in academics or sports: music, theater, on-stage, back-stage, sound, lights, wardrobe – there can be a rewarding place for all in the arts.
- Motivation comes from the chance to perform. The rewards are clear , immediate, and tangible.
- Discipline stems directly from the needs of performance: you must learn your lines not for a test or some far-off goal, but because you have a date with an audience.
- Individual and cooperative skills translate directly into academic and social settings. Research has proven this, time and time again.
- Peer-to-Peer communication: when teens talk to other teens, they listen.
Core principles for the Youth Arts in Action programs at the Prince
- Respect yourself. Take care of your body with healthy foods, rest, appropriate dress, no toxic substances. Take care of your mind with challenges and reflection.
- Respect others. Listen. Treat others as you want to be treated. Be tolerant and kind. Use respectful language at all times.
- Respect the work. Come ready to work and don’t distract others. Your role, whether big or small, is essential. Remember you are standing on the shoulders of giants: Duke Ellington. Lena Horne. Billy Strayhorn. Marian Anderson. George Gershwin. Leonard Bernstein. George Wolfe. Be inspired.
- Strive for excellence and do your best. Make many mistakes and learn from them.
- Never give up and you cannot fail. We all believe in you.
Email email@example.com or call 215-972-1000 to participate!