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What is YPA?

The Youth Performing Arts Program of YWCA Jamestown was established to create positive social change for the future by building young leaders who stand strong for what they believe. We do this by giving our youth the opportunity to build self-esteem, empathy toward others and awareness around social issues through the art of storytelling.

The vision of the program is to create a safe space where young people can express and process the issues that have impacted them through the use of creative expression. In doing so, our work serves to create activists, critical thinkers and strong leaders within the community.

What We Do:

The Youth Performing Arts Program consists of a series of workshops taking place once a week in drama, music/rhythm, dance/movement, poetry, improv, and playwriting. During the workshops, students will have the opportunity to explore and create performance art inspired by themes that impact youth worldwide. 


Each workshop consists of a warm up, a theme, a form of expression, time to practice, and a presentation. At the end of the workshops students will have the chance to present a showcase of their talent to the community that consists of what they learned and created throughout the workshops.

More details coming soon!

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Hillary Belin

(716) 484-2237

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