Children and Teen Improv for Education
Out of the Box Edutainment
Improv for education settings uses hands-on activities and exercises so students of all ages benefit from working with each other in unscripted scenarios.
Our Create. Achieve. Program is a fresh take on education and directly follows the Planet Improv mission statement to educate, entertain and affect behavioral change through play, imagination, improvisation and creativity. Many of Planet Improv's activities coincide with the North Carolina Common Core & Essential standards.
Your students may have no interest in ever stepping foot on stage, but that doesn't bother us! Our goal is to educate and entertain students with relevant messaging and activities inside their comfort level of participation.
Planet Improv's Charlotte education services include various program and session formats to fit your needs:
- Entertainment Shows
- Hands-on Workshops for Entertainment
- Hands-on Workshops for Education
- Learning Labs
- After-School Improv Clubs
No Two Classes Are Alike
With our Create. Achieve. Program using improv for education, our ability to customize a session or multiple sessions, and multitude of improv related activities that we have built up throughout the years, keeps the program fresh and the kids never experience the same program twice. In these sessions, each child or teen is invited to actively participate in the activities and lessons and many have a different take away from each session.
Improv for Education
Our programs are catered to small groups of 10 - 20 students and start with a goal to employ:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Agility and adaptability
- Effective oral or written communication
- Accessing and analyzing information
- Curiosity and imagination
In the Community
Since 2001, we have worked with thousands of children with our improv for education services in conjunction with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District (CMS) and its After School Enrichment Program (ASEP), the Arts and Science Council and many other educational organizations. During that period we have visited hundreds of schools and worked with thousands of students, sharing the benefits of unscripted improv to improve confidence, public speaking skills, and listening and observation skills.
The Nitty Gritty
Sessions last 60-90 minutes on a six, eight or ten week cycle and can act as before, during or after school activities. Our improv for education services are also available for summer camps.
Worried about funding for these programs? With our 501c3 designation, we have funding and grant options to stay in line with your budget needs.