“[Yocum Institute’s] dream to keep the arts alive and active inspires me and give me motivation to pursue my ambitions.”

Sinking Spring Public Library

“Thank you so much for your fabulous performance of Click Clack Moo! Everyone was entertained – children and parents were enthralled and giggling at every joke. Your actors were terrific and professional. Our kids were so excited to greet them after the show.”

Catie Bougie & Jessica Umbenhauer, Alvernia University

“During the past eight weeks we have enjoyed watching our participants use their imaginations in creating their characters, stories, and scripts. Allowing them to create their own plays, rather than handing them a script, let them express themselves in a fun way that many of them had not experienced before.”

Kevin Collins, Principal, Thirteenth and Green Elementary School

“Bridges has impacted our students in several ways. The social interaction has really benefited our students. This is even more important to our ESL students that are not quite proficient in the English Language. In addition to the social interactions, exposing the kids to some skills that align with the PA Common Core Academic Standards […]

Julie Mengle

“All of the teachers take the time to personally help each student progress as a dancer and reach our personal goals.”

Peyton Eidle

“I love how the Yocum staff is so friendly and everyone knows each other. I also love how they push you as far as you can go.”


“Two of my children attended a day camp and loved it. It was great for my daughter. […] The staff dealt very well with her sister’s anxiety and were very supportive and caring with every situation we had with our diverse family.”

Julia Pickard

“The teachers are really compassionate and take extra time to make sure you understand every step.”

Anne and Steve Ostrowski

“We wanted our son to experience pre-school and Kindergarten as a place where art, music and play were celebrated in a small-class setting. The teachers at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education have a lovely way of building Visual Arts, song and story-telling into the curriculum, while also incorporating basic math, science, geography and language […]

Sara Gibson

“I really cannot say enough about the preschool programs at Yocum. My boys have grown in leaps and bounds, always able to be themselves and learn through their creativity. Elsa and her teachers are incredible. If you are in the area with young children I highly recommend calling Elsa and learning more!”