Word for Word's in-school education program, Youth Arts empowers Bay Area students to read, adapt, and perform classical and contemporary texts relevant to their lives. 

With your help, Youth Arts will reach hundreds of students across the Bay Area and send classrooms to Z Space for Word for Word’s production of How A Mountain Was Made (more information found below), giving many students their first live theater experience!

There are many ways to DONATE to Youth Arts


Contact Individual Giving Manager Abigail Pañares at 415-659-8134


Make checks payable to Z Space with "Youth Arts" written in the memo line and mail to:

                                   Z Space
                                   499 Alabama Street, Suite 450
                                   San Francisco, CA 94110

All donations by individuals are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 
Z Space's EIN is 94-3177230.


In November, Word for Word’s Youth Arts will present Greg Sarris’ How A Mountain Was Made, a collection of stories inspired by the creation myths of California's Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo peoples, the sacred site of Sonoma Mountain, the plain of Santa Rosa, and Copeland Creek. How A Mountain Was Made supports the 4th grade History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools and communicates in-depth and invaluable messages about respecting nature, being part of a community, and the importance of generosity. Our goal is to share these messages with as many students as possible by offering schools heavily subsidized tickets and hosting the most underfunded schools free of charge at our two student matinee performances on November 7th and 9th, as well as during our special Family Day on November 11th!

You can support the production of How A Mountain Was Made by becoming a Classroom Champion today. Your contribution will help Youth Arts share this production with students who have little or no access to theater. Invest in the imaginations of the next generation of readers and artists by giving today!


Youth Arts is excited to welcome schools across the Bay Area to student matinee performances on November 7th and 9th at 11 am.

If you are an educator interested in bringing your classroom to a performance of
How A Mountain Was Made and/or require financial assistance, contact Youth Arts Coordinator, Amy Prosser at

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