Interactive Drama for Education And Awareness in the Schools Inc

Rating: 4.82 stars   11 reviews


98 Fourth Street Suite 305 Brooklyn NY 11231 USA


IDEAS strives to fill the void of direct drama experiences that exist in the educational lives of young people with disabilities and disadvantages. Using drama and theater as a teaching and learning tool and in response the need for all young people to express themselves IDEAS offers a variety of drama-in-education programs for youth ages 7-21 as well as specially designed workshops for parents and staff of disabled/disadvantaged youth.

Geographic areas served:

NYC and surrounding areas.

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

IDEAS has been wonderful for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Truman High school in the Bronx. Many of these kids are low functioning in academic areas. IDEAS came every week and helped them act out scenarios of real life situations. This enabled them to understand better how to act and react when they encounter problems in their lives. It also helps them to better understand how to express themselves especially regarding their feelings. This is especially helpful to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students who lack the appropriate language they need to communicate effectively. Please endorse IDEAS who have always been there for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing high schoolers. Thank you for this opportunity.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, enthusiastic, dedicated, reliable and very creative.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The Cleary School for the Deaf Secondary Program has had a five year relationship with I.D.E.A.S.. Even with funds being tight, we found I.D.E.A.S. to provide our students with rich socio-dynamic experiences. Sudents could name their own concerns and create plays or scenes to illustrate problems, solutions or waysa of working through the problem. Visiting artists are all well-qualified to draw the best out of students, even including wide ranges of ability within the group.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Increased & improved awareness and responsiveness to students interacting with each other.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Students are more aware of how to solve their issues, and where/how to seek help. Visiting artists bring sim,ilar backgrounds and life-isuies to their work witrh students, and have creative approaches to drawing out student responses.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fantastic! Qualified! Energetic! Creative! Resourceful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make I.D.E.A.S. a permanent part of our daily program.

Ways to make it better...

we had more time with I.D.E.A.S..

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