YPC's 35 for 35
Youth Performance Company empowers youth and inspires social change through bold theatre.
Youth Performance Company (YPC) was founded in 1989 with a firm belief that young people are capable of artistic excellence. YPC believes that teens and young adults should have a voice in the creative process, become empowered as leaders, and produce theatre with the highest standards of artistic excellence. Families from all over the Twin Cities have come to rely on the fresh and exciting mainstage shows that are produced each season by YPC. In addition, kids from kindergarten through high school enroll in YPC’s classes in acting, singing, dancing, improv, and stage combat.
For 35 seasons, YPC has continued to keep young artists center stage while holding professional artistic quality as a measure of success.
35 FOR 35
To celebrate 35 seasons of excellence, YPC is hoping for 35 (or more) people to make the commitment of a $35 (or more...or less...whatever you can afford) monthly recurring donation! Your sustaining donation will help YPC continue to provide an inspiring and safe space for youth to learn about the power of theatre through hands-on experiences, meet students like themselves from different backgrounds, and to train to be the future leaders our country needs.
YPC does not charge youth to participate in our main stage performances - families can pay up to $800 per show for similar experiences elsewhere in the Twin Cities. We are determined to keep our tuition and ticket costs affordable in an increasingly difficult economic climate for youth and families. So much so that thirty-percent of our youth attend classes and summer camps with full scholarships!
We provide complimentary tickets to community organizations that otherwise would not be able to bring their youth to a live arts experience in the Twin Cities. We need your support now, more than ever, to maintain our current programming and extend those opportunities to more youth through scholarships as well as complimentary and discounted tickets.
Teens who participate in the arts see higher SAT scores by an average of 91 points; low-income students who participate in the arts are more likely to do well in college, obtain meaningful employment, volunteer in their communities, and vote; and arts programming is linked to high attendance and a reduction in dropout rates. Participation in YPC after-school programs and summer camp activities help teens engage in the world around them. Our programs provide a focus for their ambition and the affirming social experiences that all teens need.
WILL YOU BECOME ONE OF THE 35 AND HELP YPC?