Youth Leadership

August 2015

PYTA Youth Leadership Resource Guide

Organizations within our network have shared recruitment tools, program objectives, evaluation strategies, and training materials to help establish best practices in youth leadership development.

December 2014

PYTA Youth Leadership Study

What experiences have PYTA participant youth had with youth leadership? And how do they envision youth leadership in PYTA?

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Theater Education


(DOCUMENTARY) Surviving Friendly Fire

In the early 90's seventy youth from a Hollywood homeless shelter started a theatre project encouraging them to tell their stories. This film documents the process. 

June 2013

(BOOK) Staging Social Justice: Collaborating to Create Activist Theatre (Theater in the Americas)

Fringe Benefits, an award-winning theatre company, collaborates with schools and communities to create plays that promote constructive dialogue about diversity and discrimination issues. Staging Social Justice is a groundbreaking collection of essays about Fringe Benefits’ script-devising methodology and their collaborations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. 

BYU: Introduction to Storytelling

Educational Objective: Students will be able to identify the basics of storytelling after class discussion and shall demonstrate them through the improv game “Liar.”

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Facilitation & Organizing

February 2010

FIERCE: lgbtq youth of color organizing summit workshop curriculum

This curriculum packet highlights the key curriculum used in FIERCE’s LGBTQ Youth of Color Organizing Summit held on February 3, 2010. The curriculum covers basic political education on power, oppression, and youth organizing as well as basic organizing skills in base-building and campaign development. This curriculum was created by a team of FIERCE members and staff and pulls directly from FIERCE’s experience in our campaigns and base-building work.



A Performance-Based Action Kit in Support of LGBTQ Youth

Maya Brown and Treva deMaynadier

In Collaboration with the Out & Allied Youth Theatre. Created in Partnership with the Waterville Inclusive Community Project


Supported by funding from Maine Community Foundation, Mukti Fund and Add Verb Productions

Seeds for Change

Guides are designed to help you be more effective in your campaign, co-op or project. All Seeds for Change guides are anti-copyright. Feel free to copy, adapt, use and distribute them, as long as the final work remains anti-copyright. If you translate any of their work please let them know so that they can link to your translation.

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Organizational Support

The Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project HANDBOOK and WORKBOOK

For over three years the Boston Youth Arts Evaluation Project (BYAEP) has worked on developing the framework and tools to effectively measure the three main outcome areas characteristic of youth arts programs. These areas relate to  artistic expression (I Create), identity (I Am), and community (We Connect).  The result of 1000’s of hours of research, discussions, experimentation, and analysis of results can be found in this downloadable 168-page Handbook and Workbook. We welcome other youth arts organization to use our framework, adapt our tools, and track, articulate, and improve their own youth development outcome areas.

TCG: Resources on Sexual Violence and Misconduct in Theatre

"How do we foster professional and artistic spaces in which people feel supported, respected, empowered, and most of all, safe? We at TCG are grappling with this question alongside our colleagues across the U.S., and we look forward to working in partnership with many of you as we challenge one another to disrupt and dismantle systems that breed discrimination, and lift up the efforts of those who are creating new systems in which theatre practitioners can thrive. The resource list is not exhaustive, but provides a starting place for those looking for support and/or ideas of how to get involved."

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LGBTQ+ Resources & Activities

Futures Without Violence: LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence

With the help of the Los Angeles LGBT CenterNational Coalition for Anti-Violence ProgramsFORGEThe Northwest NetworkKaiser Permanente of Northern CaliforniaCasa de Esperanza – National Latin@ NetworkCommunity United Against Violence (CUAV)Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender Based ViolenceThe Network/La Red, and the University of Pittsburgh, Futures Without Violence has developed new materials that are specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Trans/Gender-non-conforming people.

Camp Born This Way

Camp Born This Way is an award-winning Camp for Transgender, Gender Creative, and Gender Non-Conforming children. Serving families in Arizona.

Queer Books for Teens

This website seeks to be a comprehensive list of all LGBTQIAP+ YA titles published between 2000 and 2017. 

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