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Team NetWerk is a group consisting of TTO Staff and Board members, True Colors alumni, and volunteers who are joining together to build awareness and share unique fundraising methods to benefit True Colors Out Youth Theater.
What is True Colors Out Youth Theater?: True Colors: Out Youth Theater provides year-round theater programming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and their straight allies (LGBTQQA), ages 14 to 29. Dedicated to presenting an honest portrayal of the lives of LGBTQQA youth through group playwriting, production, performance and theater training intensives.
Why Does Team NetWerk Support True Colors Out Youth Theater?: Team NetWerk is committed to fundraise for True Colors Out Youth Theater because this program positively affects youth in our community and it also creates real change in the neighborhoods.
True Colors gives our youth a voice, a voice that is silenced way too often. Due to the overwhelming demand for out youth theater, Team NetWerk wants to raise money so we can deepen the reach of our True Colors programming, expand resources for youth already involved, and eventually expand life-changing program so that more youth have this opportunity. Please join Team Netwerk and let's amplify the voices of our youth in True Colors Out Youth Theater!
More Information About True Colors Out Youth Theater:
True Colors Out Youth Theater broken up into four components:
True Colors Troupe is a year-round theater program for LGBTQ youth and their allies (GLBTQA), ages 14-22. True Colors Troupe engages local youth in theater training to create, produce and tour original shows based on their real-life stories.
True Colors Studio offers youth advanced theater training to gain specific skills through a full range of workshops.
True Colors Creative Action Crew is an ensemble of experienced youth leaders who deliver workshops and performances that expand the reach of True Colors.
True Colors Leadership and Inclusion Council is a group of young leaders that advises The Theater Offensive on program design, organizational development and youth-related matters, in order to develop non-profit leaders.
Here are some important demographics about True Colors Out Youth Theater:
Participants across all True Colors programs identify as:
21 median age
90% are LGB
16% identify as transgender or gender queer
74% are youth of color
37% identify as living in Dorchester, Roxbury, the South End, or Jamaica Plain.
32% are first generation Americans
Participants across all True Colors programs face risk factors and challenges every day, such as:
64% of youth live in neighborhoods facing violence
33% of youth have been or are currently homeless
81% of True Colors audience members agreed that they better understand LGBT youth issues and will make supportive choices in the future.
76% of True Colors audience members say this program is needed at their school/organization.
1 in 10 audience members felt an increase in understanding of GLBT issues after seeing the performance.