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.
A LIFELONG LOVE OF THEATRE BEGINS HERE!
NOTICE: DUE TO ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S REQUIREMENT REGARDING THE CORONA VIRUS [COVID-19], we will announce our 2020/2021 season when COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed by Governor Cuomo.
To participate please contact your child’s school.
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2019-20 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+
7 News-Fox 28 TV* • New York State Council on the Arts • Sweetgrass Foundation
FABULOUS FRIENDS $2500 - $4999
Bev & Gus Becker • Henderson Printing* • Dr. Manuel & Sally Palao • Stewart’s Shops Foundation • Windjammer Lodge*
GREAT FRIENDS $1000 - $2499
Dr. Ravinder & Barbara Agarwal • America 1 Realty • Corning Foundation • Donaldson Funeral Home • William Flynn • Linda Griffin & Tom Patterson* • NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association • North Country Savings Bank • Northern NY Newspaper Corporation* • John Parcell CPA* • David & Mary Pierce • Price Chopper/Golub Corporation • Rhonda Roethel • St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau • St. Lawrence Health System
TRUE FRIENDS $500 - $999
Anonymous • Patricia E. Bell • Claxton Hepburn Medical Center • DeFelsko Inspection Instruments • Erin Meyer Real Estate • Heritage Homes • Darlene & Roger Liscum* • Mort Backus & Sons • Claudia Moulton • North Country This Week • Ogdensburg Education Association • Pat Collins Real Estate • Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers • Phillips Memorial Home • Jane & John Pinkerton • Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg • St. John's Episcopal Church • St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union • Mike Skelly* • Nancy Skiff • The Thousand Island Cruet • United Helpers Management Co. • Cynthia & Richard Wilson
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR ($500+ DONATION) THIS IMPORTANT PROGRAM-CALL 315.393.2625