Marin Shakespeare Company serves at-risk youth through a variety of programs that include:
- In-school Creative Dramatics programs at public elementary schools serving large numbers of low-income families.
- Scholarships for low-income families – our goal is that every student is able to participate in our classes and camps regardless of the ability to pay.
- Programs benefiting students in Marin City and the Canal neighborhood.
- Shakespeare at the Marin County Community School, serving our community’s most at-risk teenagers.
As a part of our work to support Youth at Risk, we created this short documentary film of interviews with inmates at San Quentin State Prison who participate in Shakespeare at San Quentin classes. The men talk about being a teenager and what they wish they knew as teenagers. It is a gift of wisdom and compassion from the inmates to today’s Youth.
“What We Wish We Knew As Teenagers” : A 49-minute documentary by David Wayne White of interviews with men from Shakespeare at San Quentin discussing the special challenges of being a teenager.
To make a donation in support of Shakespeare for Social Justice – Youth at Risk, click here.