Program Details

Max # of Students



90 minute sessions once or twice a week

Space Requirements


Tech Requirements

Available Dates

Programming is available year round. Please call our office to schedule workshops.


All programs are custom designed and the fee is based on the specifics of the program.

Special Considerations

Sessions can be combined to fit the allotted time-frame, modified to fit the number of students, available resources, and age level.


Contact Name

Sydney Adams
Program Coordinator


672 Lafayette Park Place Suite 47
Los Angeles, CA 90057







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backgroundStandards & Learning
Founded in 1987, Theatre Of Hearts, a dynamic Los Angeles based nonprofit organization, promotes understanding between people through cultural and artistic forums and empowers local communities through education in the arts. In 1992, Theatre Of Hearts introduced the Youth First Artist-In-Residence Program. Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First (TOHYF) connects professional artists with at-risk and underserved youth to prevent and intervene in youth-on-youth violence by involving youngsters (grades K-12) in long term, high quality, multidisciplinary fine arts educational workshops in urban schools, community sites and juvenile detention centers throughout Los Angeles County. All of the programs conform to the California State Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts, TOHYF’s goals are to expand the number of schools, youth and artists involved; enhance the depth and complexity of arts instruction; increase teacher involvement; and strengthen the local sense of community.


A professional poet/writer introduces students to creative writing and a variety of poetic forms that they can use to express everything from a light-hearted moment to a profound universal truth. Students discover the precision and beauty of language presented in the spoken word. TOHYF workshops follow the California State Standards for the Language Arts, supporting reading, writing and oral conventions. Every Artist-In-Residence Program is uniquely designed to fulfill the needs of each site we serve. TOHYF has over 22 years experience providing arts education. Any physical, emotional or learning disabilities are included in the criteria when designing the program. In consultation with the school staff, we select from our roster of over 300 professional artists, the Artist/Mentor with the specific education skills and experience best suited to develop the curriculum, consider special needs, inspire and motivate the students, foster group participation, and help develop self esteem.
See how this program meets the Content Standards for California Public Schools