Kids-N-Co educates and involves young people of all backgrounds in the theater arts. Their programs foster self-esteem and self-discovery by emphasizing discipline, integrity, team-building, and communication skills in a positive environment that promotes creativity. Kids-N-Co promotes access to theater arts for families who do not have regular access to the theater. They serve more than 25,000 young people and their families every year through their five main stage productions, education programs, and outreach projects.
As El Paso’s only non-profit, educational community theater for families and young people, First Presbyterian Church is proud to provide space for this group to meet and perform. With our theatrical and performance center, we can serve the community’s young people and their families through entertaining live performances, and help them build a bridge of understanding between both generations and cultures.
In addition, the theater’s presence has become a unifying creative outlet for children, artists, and patrons in the community, through fostering ethics of teamwork for productions, building confidence in areas like public speaking and performing, and as a space where all of our neighbors can enjoy fellowship and appreciate activities that celebrate all of our differences.
As a non-profit, that means this community outreach program is only successful thanks to the donations and support from the community. The connection that we, First Presbyterian Church, provide to the community opens doors for the potential of this theatre group that otherwise might not exist. That’s exactly why we do it.