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© 2019 by Impact Austin Foundation

2012

Grant Category:

Culture

Project Title:

New Stages

Grant Award:

$103,600

Creative Action(Formerly Theatre Action Project)

Theatre Action Project (TAP) is an interactive, educational theatre company serving the schools and communities of Greater Austin. The TAP program “New Stages” is an outreach for middle and high school students recently released from juvenile detention. TAP professionals support them to develop into emotionally sound and socially skilled adults. Drama, role play, group discussion, and team games support academics and encourage critical thinking skills. These young people creatively examine real life dilemmas and engage in thoughtful conversations for their emotional development. Participants develop relationships and self confidence. They are paid a stipend to work year round in after school programs and ultimately tour their original performances in Youth Theatre Companies, thereby sharing important life lessons with thousands of other youth in the community. Supported by skilled professionals this program supports youth to move beyond their past. By blocking the 75% recidivism generally seen in this population, TAP positively supports our community. Impact Austin is proud to fund their efforts.

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