Our Education Program was launched in 1983 and is based on the idea that arts education plays a key role in developing a young person's creativity, self-image, and appreciation of diverse cultures. In these years we have served over 400,000 public school children. Targeting school age children and young adults who lack easy access to live performances and who attend schools that do not have sufficient funding for arts programs, our Education Program seeks to augment cultural literacy, foster respect for ethnic and cultural diversity, cultivate young people to be future audiences and engage families in the learning experience. We accomplish these goals by offering fourÂ interrelated programs. The International Series, Harlem Stage in Schools, Uptown Open and Harlem Stage Family Series.