A LIFELONG LOVE OF THEATRE BEGINS HERE!
Youtheatre: Class Acts
The Youtheatre: Class Acts series was created in 1992 to introduce North Country students to the magic of live theater as they watch historical and literary characters come to life, thus establishing a love of reading. A national study conducted by the National Endowment of the Arts states, "The arts not only have an academic impact on youth, but also a positive correlation to all achievement." The report concludes, "Socially and economically disadvantaged children who have high levels of arts engagement show more positive outcomes in a variety of areas than their low-arts engaged peers...These outcomes extend to school grades, test scores, honor society membership, high school graduation, college enrollment & success, volunteering, and participation in school or local politics."
During the 2019-20 Season despite having to cancel 11 performances, 6,770 students and their teachers from 49 schools from St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties attended 9 Youtheatre performances.
NOTICE: DUE TO ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS [COVID-19], we will announce our 2021/2022 season when COVID-19 social distancing guidelines are received.
To participate please contact your child’s school.
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2020-2021 YOUTHEATRE SPONSORS
Children and educators of the North Country extend their thanks to Superintendents Kevin Kendall (Ogdensburg City School District), Patrick Brady (Massena Central School District), Lauren French (Gouverneur Central School District), and Stanley Harper (Salmon River Central School District) for their generosity and support.
SENSATIONAL FRIENDS $5000+
New York State Council on the Arts
FABULOUS FRIENDS $2500 - $4999
Ogdensburg City School District* • Dr. Manuel & Sally Palao • Stewart’s Shops Foundation
GREAT FRIENDS $1000 - $2499
Dr. Ravinder & Barbara Agarwal • City of Ogdensburg • Corning Inc. Foundation • Henderson Digital Marketing & Printing* • NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association • North Country Savings Bank • John Parcel, CPA* • Jane & John Pinkerton • Rhonda Roethel • St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau
TRUE FRIENDS $500 - $999
Anonymous • Patricia E. Bell • Canton Animal Clinic • Patricia & Boyd Foster • Linda Griffin & Tom Patterson • Tom & Debbie Hannan • Darlene & Roger Liscum • Claudia Moulton • Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg • St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union • Nancy Skiff • Cynthia & Richard Wilson
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR ($500+ DONATION) THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM-CALL 315.393.2625