Youth Arts

Youth Arts is a unique arts education program that reaches hundreds of Bay Area youth annually. Youth Arts teaching artists lead students in transforming fiction or poetry into staged performances in Word for Word style. By helping youth become better listeners, speakers, and readers, Youth Arts aims to instill a love of language and reading, enhance performance skills, and bolster confidence and self esteem in the classroom and beyond!

Become a Youth Arts Classroom Champion Today! Youth Arts sends programs to eight to twelve Bay Area schools every year. This year, we need additional support to fund Youth Arts programming at Bryant Elementary in SF's Mission District, Francisco Middle School in North Beach/Chinatown and Alliance Academy in Oakland. To learn more about these special projects, please visit our Classroom Champion Website.

You may also click here to donate online. To donate over the phone, please contact Leah Barish at 415-626-0453 x106.
If you would like to write a check, please make it out to Z Space with "Youth Arts" written in the memo line and mail it to:

    Z Space
    499 Alabama Street, Suite 450
    San Francisco, CA 94110

To learn more about workshops or residencies, please contact Amy Prosser, Youth Arts Program Administrator via email at or via phone at 415-626-0453 x106.