Youth Exchange Project

About Us

Our Thoughts

What We Do

In order to empower the next generation in this diverse world we need to create empathy. We do that, by creating educational intensives and experiences that provide guided inquiry into who ‘we’ are and how we are alike and different from others. We provide the space, time and, through art, tools for teens to explore, question, express themselves and really listen to others.

We take a group of intentionally diverse teens and spend two weeks with them exploring, creating, questioning and learning. The teens take classes in theatre, movement, poetry, social justice and diversity daily. They are tasked with working together to create a performance at the end of the two weeks to share with the public what they have come away with.

Raise Your Helping Hand

We are looking forward to changing the world, but we need YOUR help.

How You Can Help

Send Donation

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Become a Volunteer,

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of these teens.

Give Scholarship

Your gift will help equip teens in need with necessary resources, training and education while offering the promise of a brighter future. You can make a difference today by signing up.


What People Say

The next generation is COURAGEOUS.

Audience Member

I AM CHANGED ~ Participant

Diversity leading to cohesion! Identifying a common purpose. Powerful, moving performances.



Recent Updates

  • It's 2020
    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 and … Read more
  • Call to Action!
    How you can help Y.E.P. empower our youth.
  • Summer 2019 update
    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. … Read more

Become a Volunteer

With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.