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Below is some of the feedback we've recieved from students and teachers who have participated in YouthAware programs.


Teacher Reviews


"I find these plays and the post discussions they engender to be an integral an invaluable portion of my health education curriculum."

- Daniel G., George Peabody Elementary School      


"The students enjoy the performances and receive the necessary content to fulfill curricular standards that carried further back in the classroom." 

- Mitch R., Claire Lillienthal Elementary School       


"Every time YouthAware performs at our school, the students are mesmerized by the performers.  We rely on these performances to address issues of critical importance to our students."

- Marielle F., Ida B. Wells High School          


"The plays help make abstract ideas have a "face", and this helps students understand better what is happening to them and maybe what they are doing to others."

- David K., Commodore Sloat Elementary School     


“There is no better way to educate young people than through live theater. It has the power to bring about dialogue which is the key that opens the door to begin change.”

- Janine N., Mercy High School          


"The programs provided by YouthAware Educational Theatre have been essential in teaching tolerance at our high schools."

- Andrew C., East Bay Arts High School         


"My students learn a lot from their educational theatre performances. They are engaging and informative."

- Candace C., San Andreas Continuation School       


Student Reviews


"The lessons I learned were how to prevent bullying, and don’t judge people by their looks, and try to make friends instead of hurting peoples feelings."

- Commodore Soat Elementary Student


"The message was really clear, be yourself and respect who others are and who they will be.  Stay true to what you like, and that it’s okay to stick out in the crowd."

- Presidio Middle School Student


"Not only did it teach us about diversity, it was incredibly entertaining and easy, and fun to watch, unlike any assembly I have ever encountered."

- Presidio Middle School Student


"The play was believable and realistic and I could definitely picture the same incidents and events happening in middle and high schools."

- Presidio Middle School Student

YouthAware Testimonials

  • My students and I have been attending the "Get Real" production for many many years and it is a valuable part of our curriculum. The students enjoy the performance and receive the necessary content to fulfill curricular standards that carried further back in the classroom.

  • Students have learned about bullying, diversity and HIV awareness. As they reflected on their year many recalled the lessons they learned at these NCTC plays.

  • The YouthAware Programs provide thoughtful messages throughout the performances which stick with my class and provide a forum for discussion.

  • My students have attended NCT educational theater for years. It is an important part of their health education.

  • This program is a wonderful way for our students to gain vital information about a diverse array of issues that affect our youth on a daily basis. We have used them for years to educate our youth and hope to work with them long into the future!

  • These are great programs that provide an excellent place to begin conversations with my students on issues that are difficult to start. As an elementary teacher I have attended these shows for the last seven years.

  • The various topics brought out in YouthAware's "Get Real!" allow for meaningful discussions throughout the school year.

  • The YouthAware Educational Theatre has brought many performances to our school...educating many of our students around topics of HIV/AIDS Awareness, Bullying, Diversity, Homophobia and School Safety. They are engaging performances and extremely informative.

  • These performances are filled with important content delivered in a positive manner that engages our students at every show. They spark wonderful discussions about health issues, bullying and diversity important for our population.

  • These performances make a difference at our school. The presentations always resonate with our student body and the feedback from our students is always positive.

  • I have taken my students to see both anti-bullying and HIV/AIDS awareness plays. I find these plays and the post discussions they engender to be an integral an invaluable portion of my health education curriculum.

  • Outspoken has taught me that it's okay to be different from others. I do not have to match up with any of the stereotypes that exist.

  • After seeing that other people go through the same thing, I felt more comfortable to being who I truly am.

  • I thought your play was awesome. I hope that everyone can learn something from it. It was better than having someone lecture about it because that would have been boring. I think that students will able to understand more about labels and how they hurt by watching this play.

  • When we went back to the classroom they were able to name all of the main understandings of the show.

  • The goofiness was great for kids who understand you were being goofy and just perfect for the younger ones who really enjoyed your goofiness. Also the rapping was engaging for them!