Statement Arts is a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to performing arts education for young people in low-income and marginalized communities. Statement Arts believes that all young people deserve the opportunity to express themselves creatively and achieve their educational goals. By teaching all art forms, including acting, photography, and writing, they seek to nurture, build self-confidence, and enrich their students with creative experiences that will empower them throughout their lives and encourage them to be ambassadors for their communities.

Statement Arts runs two annual projects: Empower Youth Through Performance, where teaching artists work with youth on acting, singing, and guiding them in developing a script for their final show; and the Expanding Horizons College Prep Program, a year-round, guidance and support program that equips rising high school seniors with the tools they need to become performers and excel in higher education.

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