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Make a difference in the lives of children through Shakespeare

Help us continue to teach and present Shakespeare in South Los Angeles schools by paying for teachers and production costs

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Help us to support our growing number of schools

The Young Shakespeareans program empowers underserved neighborhoods in South Los Angeles through partnerships with its public elementary schools. We throw down the gauntlet and set the bar high, inspiring each school's 4th and 5th graders to reach beyond their own perceived limits in an experience that is demanding and magical.

  • In meeting the challenge of understanding a Shakespearean work, the students explore their literacy skills and expand their self-confidence. Through exercises in self-awareness and presentation, they learn to reliably access and express their abilities. By mounting a theatrical production, they experience the demands of mutual respect and teamwork. The fusion of these elements creates an opportunity for "academics in action" that is powerful, exciting, and formative.