Greenbrier Valley Theatre's Youth Education Program operates with a mission to provide ongoing, inclusive, quality education in theatre and the performing arts. The opportunities offered through this program engage students in activities and exercises that challenge their ability and promote intellectual, creative, and personal growth.
Our successful Youth Education Program includes after-school drama classes on-site and at Greenbrier West High School, a partnership with Rainelle Elementary, a summer drama camp, intern/apprentice opportunities for college/high school students, student productions, professional productions with student matinees, and much more.
We aim to enable youth to develop important life skills that positively influence their everyday choices so that they may lead healthy, fulfilled lives and contribute meaningfully to their communities now and in the future. Specifically, our programs provide an outlet for students to exercise and improve those skills, including empathy, public speaking, understanding and implementing communication theory and principles, critical thinking, effective problem solving, collaboration, and imagination. Through the development and regular use of these skills, we prepare our students for success in every facet of their lives, now and in adulthood.