New York City public school students are set to present SHOW UP! 2012 for ENACT Dropout Prevention Programs on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the High School of Hospitality Management.
Nearly 100 NYC public school students and their teaching artists from ENACT, plus invited speakers, including New York City Department of Education Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and New York City Council Member Robert Jackson, present the program. SHOW UP! 2012 is ENACT’s annual evening of original student-written dramatic performances, which illustrates many of the obstacles to staying in school.
The event is free and open to the public with reservations. To RSVP, contact ENACT at RSVP@enact.org or call (212) 741-6591 ext. 230. The High School of Hospitality Management is located at 525 West 50th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues in Manhattan.
In collaboration with the New York City Council’s Dropout Prevention and Intervention Initiative, the Department of Education, and the United Way of New York City, ENACT has developed a unique Dropout Prevention Program. The program engages students considered at-risk for dropping out in four partnership schools throughout New York City: Legacy School for Integrated Studies and the High School of Hospitality Management in Manhattan, Middle School 363 in the Bronx, and School for Legal Studies in Brooklyn.
ENACT’s mission is to help New York City public school students learn social, emotional, and behavioral skills through creative drama and drama therapy techniques. Since our inception in 1987, our corps of diverse teaching artists – experienced professional actors from theater, film, and television – has used guided role-play to enable young people to recognize, reflect on, and regulate their emotions and behavior in order to achieve productive and fulfilling lives. The ENACT program reaches more than 10,000 students each year. For more information, visit www.enact.org.