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Session Block 1 (9:30-10:45 am)

Building a case for youth-centered programming

Working with young people requires consistency, and consistency in programming and resources often requires building a case for outside support. This panel of local Bay Area funders will talk about successful trends and tips they've seen in youth-centered programming. (Confirming two foundations)

 

Session Block 2 (11 am-12:15 pm) 

a) 2 Center Stage, Youth Voice -  Explore ways in which you can create or adapt programming to encourage and cultivate the creative voice in young writers. (or next generation of art makers?)

b) Advocacy Day: Local edition – In collaboration with Create CA, California’s Statewide Arts Education Coalition, we will host a discussion that moves toward action plans around youth arts advocacy within our own programs and throughout our larger communities.

 

Session Block 3 (2-3:15 pm)

b)Berkeley Rep Teen Council Advocacy Committee – The Advocacy Committee is a small group of people from Berkeley Rep’s Teen Core Council that focuses on community engagement and dialogue for change. Having recently attended the California Arts Advocacy Day in Sacramento, CA, this group of teens will share moments of the trip that were meaningful to them as artists and activists. These young arts advocates will also walk through activities geared towards peer leadership and discuss ways in which their committee of a few teens has made a larger impact on the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre--and beyond.

Youth Panel (3:30-4:45pm)

 “What sets you up for success?” Young people from Berkeley Rep’s Teen Core Council and Young Writers of Color Collective will share perspective on programming that makes them feel heard. The panel will conclude with a Q&A from the audience.

Reading of New Work (5-6 pm)

Join us as young performers and professional artists bring to life the words of teens participating in programs centered on youth voice around the Bay Area.