Shake It Out, Inc a 501(c)(3) non-profit is a summer theater program that seeks to empower teen girls from Brooklyn based neighborhoods regardless of geographic location, socio-economic status, nationality and/or ethnic origin to explore storytelling through theater in a peaceful, supportive, fun and educational setting. Shake It Out, Inc. is founded on the premise that exploration through theater arts is essential to youth development and contributes to the overall social and emotional well-being of young people
Established in April of 2013 and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Shake it Out, Inc. seeks to partner with established summer camps, arts based community centers, and educational organizations to serve young people, 12-17 years of age. Shake it Out, Inc.’s highly trained staff will engage campers by guiding them through the creation of original theater pieces inspired by improvisation, poetry, short stories, music, dance, and current events. Campers will have this experience in a beautiful upstate New York setting. In addition, participants may enjoy hiking, swimming, and touring local colleges and universities.
Shake It Out offers an expense free, overnight program for teen girls between 12 and 17 years old. Students are chosen based upon many criteria, including, but not limited to, factors such as financial need, scholastic success, interest, demonstrated independent initiative and other factors. Shake It Out not only provides teachers and a thorough curriculum, it also arranges for transportation and sleeping accommodations on or near the facility housing the program in upstate New York.