YouthAware Productions help students and teachers navigate topics that might otherwise be difficult to approach in a classroom setting. Since 1986, YouthAware's age appropriate programs for grades K-12 have explored issues like HIV/AIDS education, peer pressure, substance abuse, dating violence, homophobia, stereotypes, race, gender expectations, and school safety. Our performances and Identity Matters Residencies are developed to address the ever shifting cultural and social landscapes of our times.
YouthAware programs support state-wide health and wellness curriculums and are designed to help schools and communities better understand matters of equity and inclusion in a safe, engaging format.
Get a peek into an actual YouthAware performance in the video below.
In partnership with SFUSD and the SF Health Department, YouthAware Productions help students and teachers navigate topics that might otherwise be difficult to approach in a classroom setting. Age-appropriate subjects such as bullying, peer pressure, homophobia, gender expectations, substance abuse, and violence are explored in 20-minute plays, followed by post-show dialogues with students.
- Plays presented both at NCTC and in schools throughout the Bay Area
- Plays are cast to reflect our diverse Bay Area audiences
- Original scripts commissioned by local playwrights
- Fully-staged productions
- Low to no-cost tickets and tours
- Supplemental guides for educators
For general inquiries, please contact us at Youthaware@nctcsf.org or call 415.861.4914.