Mission + Guiding Principles
Youth Performance Company fuels the creative spirit of youth by developing, empowering and advancing young artists.
Through direct programming that includes productions, classes, in-school residencies, community appearances, and a leadership development component, YPC provides affordable and meaningful arts experiences for Twin Cities families, children, and teens.
Our guiding principles assist us in meeting this mission:
We advocate the arts as fundamental to human development.
We value, support, and seek to profile a broad spectrum of people, cultures, and ideas.
We strive for excellence in youth-centered programming and activities.
We ensure accessibility and affordability in family-friendly programming.
We listen to artists, audiences, and community educators and respond to their needs.
We select projects that foster healthy, healing relationships for the community.
We participate as responsible artists and citizens through volunteerism and outreach.
We ensure an inclusive environment to encourage personal and artistic achievement.
We provide resources and management that sustain and advance YPC’s mission.
We pursue the highest standards of ethics and fairness in all activities