I have always been put down and told I’m not good enough. But, at YPC everyone is lifted up and treated like human beings should be treated. YPC will never give up on young artists. I don’t think I ever want to leave YPC. When I’m here, I’m happy. When I’m here, I’m home.

Sterling, 15


YPC is an encouraging space for children to develop and discover their unique gifts and talents. It is a welcoming community to all – a family – of passionate, inspiring, amazing young people who give each other the gift of acceptance, trust and a striving for excellence.

Here’s how your contribution will make a difference to youth like Sterling:

A gift of $1,000 provides a school with free tickets and busing to a show
A gift of $250 pays for tuition for a student to attend a YPC camp
A gift of $100 provides a scholarship for a student to attend a half-day class
A gift of $35 buys tickets for seven at-risk kids to see a show

If you are able to grant a wish, please contact Jacie at 612-623-9180, x100.


Youth Performance Company is always grateful for gifts of time!
Current volunteer needs include:

  • Distribution of summer class brochures
  • Data entry
  • Box office support
  • Set construction

If you would like to learn more about our current volunteer needs, please contact us!

Wish List

  • Office paper
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cordless headset microphones
  • MacBooks
  • Printing services
  • Legal services
  • A building for our permanent home