Improv Theatre is a powerful tool to utilize with at-risk youth. Currently, Lacy leads regular adaptive improv programming with a wide range of at-risk youth, including: homeless youth, youth with mental health issues, youth with extensive trauma histories, and LGBTQIA+ youth.
This adaptive programming maximizes accessibility, fun, and therapeutic benefit for all involved. Caregivers have reported that their children have gained a wide variety of benefits from participation, including expressive language gains, increased confidence, improved social skills, a decrease in negative behaviors, and an increase in positive self-expression. While improv has significant therapeutic applications, most importantly, these classes provide youth with an opportunity to excel, have fun, and express themselves!