The Imagination Stage Police and Youth Program is a collaborative project that strives to build positive relationships between DC Metropolitan Police officers and youth through mentorship and arts learning.
Both police officers and youth participate in weekly workshops facilitated by Imagination Stage teaching artists. These workshops use theatre exercises, performance, and improvisational games that inspire bonding, understanding, and community building. Guest artists are also invited within the program to introduce other art forms, such as spoken word and graffiti art.
Through this program, a space is provided that gives the youth and officers an outlet to create art and share experiences that strengthen relationships in hopes of forming a strong community of trust and understanding that can be taken outside of the classroom. Our lead partner is the DC Police Foundation; the project is supported by DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities.
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