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Teen Programs

Creative Action’s Teen Programs provide a space for teen artists to explore issues of identity, community, and civic and social change through original theatre, public art, and film. In this intensive, year-round program, youth collaborate with their peers, learn alongside professional Teaching Artists, and partner with local community organizations to produce powerful plays, art installations, and films with extensive public reach and deep community impact.

Our three Teen Programs are each comprised of young artists ages 14-18, who are paid a stipend each semester for the valuable leadership and artistic work they contribute to their community. Each program combines rigorous arts learning, youth voice and personal development, and peer-to-peer education to help young adults thrive as compassionate, thoughtful, and engaged citizens. Our diverse group of participants come from every corner of our city to form a select cohort that ensures high-quality, individualized support and builds lasting, meaningful relationships among peers and adult mentors.

"Youth Cinema Collective opened me up to new ideas and perspectives about issues in our community. It also taught me that my art is valuable and important."

Angel, 9th grade

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