Bobbi Bressler

“Thank you for an engaging program at the Oley Valley Community Library today. The children were so focused on the storytelling and the audience participation. Children today need to learn to be an […]

Susan Pena

“I wanted to tell you how impressed Poncho and I are with the theater department at the Yocum. There has never been anything remotely like this in the area for […]

Camryn (Cami) Conner

” I have to tell you, she is having the time of her life with this production!  She’s my youngest of three, and has never been into sports the way […]

Kim Vaughn

 “Kim loves to dance as it allows her to express herself […] and no one can tell she is different. [The Yocum Institute] allows Kim to show the younger dancers […]

Muhamed Badjie

“The Yocum Institute provided me with a safe space to not only practice theater, but to learn more about myself and other people. Unlike many school and community activities, the […]

Abdul Ghani

“[Neighborhood Bridges] is unique because it focuses on acceptance and tolerance. It teaches students to show respect to all students and adults. It builds bridges between gaps. It allows students […]

Rene C. Berkhammer

“The Art Therapy Program has built up my student’s self-esteem and helped them have a better understanding of shapes, shading, colors, and symmetry.  They are able to build upon the […]

Takiah and Tia McKenzie

“My daughter was able to go to a summer program, while I went to school, that she was excited about. I didn’t just want her to be playing all day, […]

Julianne Michalik

“So many students, like myself, are there for years and continue as teachers and performers both [at the Yocum Institute] and out in the community. There are so many classes […]

Brian R. Gibson

“My time at the Institute was fulfilling and instructive, both as a teacher and student. It helped to shape my direction as an artist. The Yocum Institute has been a […]