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Why Give to RIYT?

Rhode Island Youth Theatre (RIYT) is greatly in need of your financial support to continue its expansion into new program areas and to fund our scholarship program.  Here are the types of programs that we currently offer to the community, as well as our vision for the future.

Community Outreach

RIYT currently:

  • Funds 100% of all scholarship requests for our programs throughout the year.
  • Provides blocks of tickets to social service agencies that serve at-risk youth populations.
  • Writes and offers shows to the public for no fee — performing at children’s reading circles, fundraising events, educational conferences, and in conjunction with special programs.  Examples include Stories on Stage and The RIYT Show Chorus.
  • Provides free participation to children and teens who demonstrate a sincere interest in — and commitment to – the Young Playrights program.

Expansion of existing programs and creation of new ones:

Our vision is to create a permanent state children’s theater that will become a highly visible asset for the State of Rhode Island. To achieve this vision, we will collaborate with those who share a commitment to children, the arts, and education in the RI community. Within the next several years, we envision ourselves capable of:

  • Training arts leaders to run and manage after-school theatre arts programs thereby meeting the demands for this invaluable service to our schools
  • Providing more opportunities in Rhode Island for employment in the theater arts
  • Expanding our summer programs across the state to meet the growing community demand
  • Creating a permanent resource of affordable costume, set and sound rentals that would be made available to youth groups across the state
  • Offering productions targeted to school groups with accompanying curriculum units, all keyed to the National Education Standards
  • Ultimately our goal is to transform our organization into a state treasure that is a testament to Rhode Island’s support of its youth, education, and the arts.

We value our loyal supporters!

As a sponsor of Rhode Island Youth Theatre, your name will be included within our program booklets, unless you choose to donate anonymously.  All donors who pledge gifts of $1000 or more will be listed as Founding Members in the front lobby of our future home. Remember that all gifts — large and small — help to fund our programs, making them accessible to children and teens of all income levels, ages, and abilities.

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