Positive Energy Arts was established in 2012 as a community outreach and performing arts education program designed to serve as a catalyst for positive change in distressed, urban schools and communities through specially designed professional arts presentations, workshops and public performances.
Positive Energy is a not-for-profit organization that is focused on the larger mission of contributing to community improvement, along with social and economic change in Central Pennsylvania. Led by a dedicated board of Governors, Positive Energy is committed to providing maximum inspiration in the lives of under-served young individuals through custom built arts education programs.
Our goal is to help young people learn and to be part of creative learning process that allows them to build creative expression, self confidence, and provide pathways to success.
"If you can be on stage and be confident, there is just about anything you can do."
- William Shipley III, Co-Founder, Shipley Group
Through its programs, Positive Energy Arts offers extraordinary opportunities to make social and educational investments in the lives of students and communities through (but by no means limited to):
Music, dance and language arts programs
Summer Camps and Extracurricular Programs
Interactive and educational discussions
Lecture demonstrations featuring special guests, artists, and actors
Uniquely structured festivals featuring inspirational performances by visual and performing artists
By collaborating with local, national, and internationally recognized arts and education leaders, artists and organizations, Positive Energy Arts provides unprecedented resources to educate under-served students and communities about the transformative power of the arts.