Adult Allies

“For the young people we serve in Brooklyn, affordability is key to getting our young people immersed. High 5 is so affordable and allows us to expose our young people to various forms of art expression through our involvement in the program. Plus, the shows they offer are of the highest quality. We are truly grateful for this. The mission statement for our program is to change a person’s perception through exposure & experience. High Five mirrors our philosophy.” – Take 5 Adult Ally
“From the ice breaker to the warm up to ALL of the activities, everything was great. I am feeling very inspired to navigate ways to get my students ready for collaboration and to be audience members.” – Professional Development Participant

Do you work with students in grades 6-12? Are you looking to create opportunities for the young people you work with to experience the arts in NYC? We’d love to be a resource for you!

Become a Take 5 Partner!

  1. Email Briana Thomas at
  2. Let us know a bit about yourself and the youth you work with, as well as what types of shows you’re looking for
  3. We’ll add you to our Take 5 mailing list. Take 5 partners gain early access to tickets that are ideal for larger groups of teens; emails are sent around whenever tickets ideal for larger groups become available.

Have any further questions about how to get involved?


Professional Development Workshops:

Twice a school year, ArtsConnection facilitates professional development workshops for adults who work with teens. At these PD’s, adults learn tools and strategies for preparing their young people to see live performance, as well as tips for reflecting on live performance.

Adults who participate in these PD’s qualify to potentially receive workshops and free professional theater or dance tickets for their youth.