2020 Summer Alumni Program
A summer intensive, US’ 2020 Summer Alumni Program incorporates US’ unique, core theatre arts curriculum, providing opportunity youth (ages 16-26) with continued engagement as they transition to the next stage of their life, including mentorship as they prepare for careers, education and beyond. This program is critical in setting the stage for those who are typically disconnected from education and the workforce and lack the necessary support networks – social, financial, and familial – that allow them to participate in activities or opportunities that would enable them to succeed. Ultimately, our Alumni Program is a stepping stone for a fully realized Alumni Program that is a self-sustaining, Alumni-led theatre ensemble and youth leadership hub for opportunity youth to gain access to educational, career and other pathways.
For more information on how US has engaged Alumni over the years, read below.
The Unusual Suspects strives to take our services to the next level by offering a free program for youth who have participated and completed a youth theatre residency program with us. The goal of the Alumni Services Program is to build on the relationships formed during the workshops and offer support services to alumni members by linking them to resources within their community.
After participating in this program, our youth will have access to opportunities including internships, reunions, Summer Alumni Programs and special events. We are here to help our youth reach their goals, whatever they may be!
When participants complete a program, they become official US Alumni receiving a Certificate of Completion outlining community service hours they accumulated by participating. They will also receive an alumni packet containing a letter from the Executive Director, a DVD of their staged reading/performance to share with friends and family, a copy of the script they wrote/performed, an Unusual Suspects t-shirt, and a personalized letter from their teaching artists.
It is important to The Unusual Suspects that we keep in touch with our alumni. There are several ways to stay involved after the program ends