Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

FY18 Impact

Each year, YPT evaluates our arts education programs using qualitative and quantitative assessment tools that measure students’ writing skills, confidence and their experiences with YPT. Our assessments given at the beginning and the end of each program include questions that measure student engagement, self-confidence and ability to interpret and give constructive feedback. 

The data below demonstrates that by the end of a student’s time with YPT, over 80% of students across elementary, middle and high school grade levels feel that YPT played a huge part in increasing their self-confidence, ability to work with others and overall enjoyment in writing.


85% of students agreed that working with YPT helped them feel like stronger writers.

“I feel stronger in writing and expressing myself.” -Kemistry I., Washington School for Girls

89% of students agreed that YPT increased their confidence in working with their peers.

“I feel way more confident about giving feedback after [YPT].” -Denim G., Shepherd Elementary School

80% of students agreed that they would tell other students about YPT!

“It is FUN to be in this class!”  -Antony D., Truesdell Education Campus