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THEATRE OF HEARTS MISSION

The mission of Theatre Of Hearts is to promote understanding between people through cultural and artistic forums, and to empower local communities through education in the arts… Read More

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YOUTH FIRST MISSION

The mission of our Youth First Artist-In-Residence Program is to prevent and intervene in youth violence through ongoing, high quality, standards-based, multidisciplinary… Read More

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YOUTH FIRST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

EACH RESIDENCY CONFORMS TO THE CALIFORNIA VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS FRAMEWORK AND THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
VISUAL ARTS

See the world through the eyes of an artist.

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CREATIVE WRITING & POETRY

Imagine and dream in words.

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DANCE

Unleash your energy through dance.

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THEATRE & STORYTELLING

Become your courageous self onstage.

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MUSIC

Rock out to the beat.

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MEET-THE-ARTIST & CAREER DAY PRESENTATIONS

Interact with professionals from the arts and creative industries.

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YOUTH FIRST

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

IN 2015

45
SITES THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN 2015
3600
YOUTH PARTICIPANTS SERVED IN 2015
7500
SERVED INDIRECTLY IN 2015
102500+
YOUTH HAVE BEEN SERVED BY OUR ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS OVERALL
40k
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THE ARTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

For several decades, Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First has been educating youth throughout Los Angeles County and found that youngsters are more responsive to their studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) when involved in arts workshops. The process of engaging young students in the arts through performing, conceptualizing, and creating works of art not only inspires them to seek more knowledge and gain self-confidence, it also teaches them practical skills and serves as a foundation for great academic and personal achievement.

In addition to increased mastery of artistic skills and improved overall academic performance, Youth First Artist-In-Residence participants develop life skills specifically known to enhance the ability to choose nonviolent conflict resolution such as: positive expression, active listening, public speaking, creative problem solving, teamwork, and cooperation. TOHYF programming is also focused on tolerance and intercultural understanding.

TOHYF’s goal is to foster an understanding and appreciation for the transformative power of the arts by focusing on student learning in art form techniques, increased student understanding of career opportunities in the arts, and support for student accomplishments by peers, parents, and the comunity.

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