Every Kid at the PAC (EKAP) is an outreach program committed to improving the quality of life for North Central Washington’s underprivileged youth. A significant segment of local kids lack access to experience the performing arts. In fact, 20 of our 24 local elementary schools have a majority of their student population that qualifies for free and reduced meals, and these same schools have a minority population over 50%.
This outreach project is one strategy to meet these needs by creating opportunities for every student. EKAP includes a three-pronged plan to allow students in local schools with high poverty populations to experience the performing arts:
EKAP offers dynamic, interactive exchanges between students and artists designed to inspire creativity, motivation, imagination as well as promoting cross-cultural communication. These educational experiences help students build a positive self-image as well as an enriched understanding and appreciation of their community.
During the 2017-18 Numerica PAC season, EKAP has worked with 12 school districts: Wenatchee, Eastmont, Cashmere, Cascade, Quincy, Entiat, Orondo, Waterville, Chelan, Manson, Pateros, and Palisades.