“I feel free. I am me. Nobody has the ability to take over me. In here people can be whoever they want to be.”- Khaty, Playmaking for Girls Participant
Now in its 17th year, Playmaking for Girls has impacted thousands of Atlanta’s most vulnerable populations. This theatre outreach program helps girls living in group homes and refugee communities “find their voices” as artists and creators. Playmaking for Girls is especially vital for these young women as the COVID-19 pandemic affects their lives.
With a generous 1:1 match challenge from a community donor, you can help us reach our $10,000 goal! If we raise $5,000, they match $5,000. All funds directly benefit PFG.
YOUR GIFT MAKES AN IMPACT!
Playmaking for Girls annually impacts over one thousand people in our community, including:
- 400 girls living in group homes or refugee communities participate, at no cost, in the Playmaking for Girls program.
- 17 professional teachers work with participants throughout the year.
- 5 to 10 student interns assist with the program each semester.
- 800 community members and patrons support these young women by attending PFG performances.
“… the young actors relate to characters they created and, for the first time, maybe, have a model for working out problems before they’re really facing them. This group of girls used to expecting little and getting less quickly warms to a room full of women who won’t give up on them. ”
– Jamie Gumbrecht, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reporter
“Playmaking for Girls affirms every ounce of [the girls] beings through their loving, unconditional care and belief in these girls.”
-Inspire Shalom, Playmaking for Girls Community Partner