Youth Exchange Project

Our Thoughts

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.

What We Do

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

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations.

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.


Recent Updates

  • To Our Friends and Supporters…
    “While a person may be individually pious, such good will pale in the face… of not protesting against an emerging communal evil.” ~Rabbi Judah Loew We at the Youth Exchange Project mourn the death of George Floyd at the hands of those very men sworn to protect him; to protect us all. We acknowledge thatContinue reading “To Our Friends and Supporters…”
  • SUMMER 2020 thoughts
    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”
  • 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 andContinue reading “It’s 2020”

Become a Volunteer

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

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