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Mentors needed for Children's Theatre Art Program - Spring 2023

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ORGANIZATION: The Actors Theatre Workshop

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Mentor Children and Be a Member of Our Award-Winning Theatre Program

Builders of the New World, now in its 28th year, brings together professionals across all industries to provide a safe creative haven of stability for NYC children residing in temporary housing facilities.

Bring your heart and commitment to mentor children in our award-winning theatre and education after-school program that has served over 2,500 homeless children and their families, and partnered with over 20 housing facilities, since 1995.

Our program helps at-risk students express their voice, see beyond their current circumstances, and envision a positive future. And they need you to reach their full potential!

Our program includes 8 weeks of life-changing creative classes for the children taught by ATW’s Artistic Director and Founder Thurman E. Scott, family-style meals we enjoy together at each session, holiday classes, and a final performance for the community.

ATW’s Mentorship program provides you and your colleagues (either as a team or individuals) with the opportunity to support and mentor 9-14 year old children in a safe, creative environment. Our program will enable you to serve the community while growing and gaining new skills and insights-enhance team building, improve inter-group communication skills, address diversity issues with compassion and expansive thinking, and develop creative expression through a deeply rewarding shared experience.

How to Become a BNW Mentor:

  1. Each potential Mentor will complete an Individual Mentor Applicationattend a Virtual Info and Interview Session on Tues, Mar 28 or Wed, Apr 5 from 6:30-8pm.
  2. Participate in two creative training sessions with ATW’s Artistic Director and Founder, Thurman E. Scott
  3. Mentor the children in weekly Tuesday classes and rehearsals April 25th, 2023 - June 15th, 2023
  4. Mentors will also use their professional expertise as part of a production team, and team actions take place every week

Visit to see all program dates. To apply, submit an application here:

Other Important Info:

  • You must wear a mask on-site to participate.
  • Classes will be videotaped & photographed for our program documentation and communication purposes. We cannot accommodate any volunteer who doesn’t wish to be taped.

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About The Actors Theatre Workshop


145 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

ATW's mission is to teach individuals from all walks of life original creative techniques that provides them with the tools to change and to create new, original theatre that examines the conflicts that have emerged form today's cultural mix and creates hope for the fulfillment in the human experience.


Founded over two decades ago, the Actors Theatre Workshop is an established pioneer in non-profit theatre that produces classical and contemporary plays, develops new dramatic works, trains and develops actors, directors and writers while making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and the community at large. Thurman E. Scott, ATW's artistic director, Executive Producer and Founder, is a widely acknowledged expert of artistic project development, an innovator of award-winning arts curriculums and programs for proffessional artistic training, and has a long and successful history of public service to culturaly under-served communities.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Thu Apr 13, 2023 - Fri Jun 30, 2023
03:00 PM - 08:30 PM


145 W. 28th Street3rd FloorNew York, NY 10001



  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Drawing
  • Child Development
  • Acting
  • Theater Arts




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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