What a glorious group of thoughtful individuals. I am coming down from the intensive so I shall attempt to cull the ravings of a proud warrior. But….our teens our teaching artist, our guest speakers were out-of-this-world good! We hope to change the world. Start by watching the 40 minute show (and talkback) if you areContinue reading “2021 YEP’sters performance!”
Welcome to the end of the first week of the 2021 Intensive! It has been a very long, amazing and wonderful month this week. We dove deeply into our cultures, ideas of who we are and where we come from. We shared common and uncommon experiences. We met amazing and fantastic people both as aContinue reading “2021 Week 1”
A NEW YEAR: As we start 2021, we, here in the United States, were faced with an attempted coup, a worsening global pandemic, and hope that comes with a with new leadership. I am choosing to look to the future and envision a world brought together by equal opportunity, respect and open communication. I continueContinue reading “New Year, New President and HOPE”
Shawnna Pledger, Y.E.P.’s founder and director, reflects on this year’s summer intensive.
The Youth Exchange Project announces the launch of its online store.
We, here at Y.E.P., have been waiting to see what the spring brings to make an announcement about this summer’s program. As we, like everyone, debated what could happen, what might happen and how soon we will be able to move towards leaving our homes we began talking about alternative venues for this summer. OfContinue reading “SUMMER 2020 thoughts”
We are continuing on this journey that is the Youth Exchange Project. We are starting workshops around town, writing grants, securing space and getting our ducks in a row. Unfortunately, Johnson C. Smith has lost their arts space and, in turn, so have we. Fortunately we are in negotiations to secure a fantastic space andContinue reading “It’s 2020”
As the last days of school fly by we are looking forward to our intensive this year. We have had a glorious time doing the workshops around the city. We are hoping to plan even more workshops for next school year. Let us know if you’d like us to come to your school or organization.Continue reading “Summer 2019 update”
We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2019 summer Y.E.P. intensive! ( 2019 summer space reservation) Our dates are July 22-August 2 at Johnson C. Smith University’s Arts Factory at 100 Beatties Ford Rd in Charlotte. We are working with groups around the city toContinue reading “Here it is!!!! Summer 2019”
We are gearing up for the summer of 2019! We have started venturing out into the community and holding workshops for local teens. Nicia and Shawnna went in this week to Time Out Youth and held the first of a trio of workshops to foster community and share some applied theatre techniques. The workshop wasContinue reading “Workshops Begin”