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Spirit Series



Presenters: Leslie and Richard Strauss, Co-Directors


Spirit Series is a new paradigm in public education. Our mission is to inspire fourth through eighth grade students and prepare them – at a critical moment in their lives – to become caring, civic adults. Since its inception in 2001, our staff has delivered this drama-based character education curriculum to over 13,000 students throughout L.A.

Each unit in the Series is built around a one-act "inspirational biography" that students explore, co-write, stage and perform. The challenge of mounting these demanding, dramatic biographical plays revitalizes the classroom. The program repurposes California Content Standards in History and Language Arts, inspiring students to actively engage, initiate their self-journey, and recognize the potential for heroism in their own lives.

In order to double the number of children we serve in the next two years, Spirit Series needs your help raising an additional $232,000, and building new partnerships with corporate as well as community leaders.


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For more information please call 310.281.7509 or email: info @ lasvp.org   PublishPal