Youth Leadership Program

  • Youth will  receive soft skills training needed to be successful in the workplace, school, and community

  • Youth will gain a mentor that will  guide them along the way and keep them on track with their goals

  • Youth will receive paid internship opportunities  and jobs in the art sector ranging from production management, technical assistance, sound and light design, and other trades (e.g. carpentry). 

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Individual Programs


Drama Therapy

Creative Minds to Productive Citizens

The Drama Therapy program implements drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals and teach soft skills to children (10-15) and young adults (16-24). ETG has two models for this program. 1) Summer camp and after school programs focused on individual development and 2) Soft skill training program for workforce ready individuals.

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Youth Stage Crew

Arts based employment

ETG's Youth Stage Crew Program will employ 16-24 year olds from St. Louis City  to provide event management services to Encore STL productions and other local theaters in the St. Louis region. YSC will also have the opportunity to participate in Drama Therapy for advanced training.