P.A.T.H.S. Program

The Frank C. Shattuck Performing Arts Touch the Hearts of Students (P.A.T.H.S.) Program works annually with a group of students with un-activated potential to engage them through the arts. Through this program, the Center helps students remove themselves from patterns they are caught in by offering them life changing moments and access to world-class, live Broadway experiences. Students are introduced to character building themes, community awareness and new art forms as they are led through hands-on workshops, engagement activities and interaction with the touring cast, teaching artists and Center staff. Past projects have included “Changed for Good” based on the theme of self-discovery in Wicked, “Raise Your Voice” a song-writing project inspired by Once that encouraged students to chase their dreams and “La Vie Boheme” in connection with Rent which promoted acceptance and respect.

2022-23 P.A.T.H.S. Program – “Reflections”

During this five-week project, students from Appleton Central immersed themselves in the themes of Disney’s Aladdin and recognized their own self-worth through practices taught by Catalpa Health. Students attended a performance of the musical Disney’s Aladdin, and visited The Fire to create a mosaic mirror that were on display for the community for the duration of the musical in December.

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"We see the P.A.T.H.S. program as an excellent way to expose our students to the arts. For many of the students, these types of activities are not things they have done before, so they often have to step out of their comfort zones and try something new."
Sarah Reis, Appleton Central social worker