This fall, ASTEP will have a new presence on the campus of Albright College, thanks to Emily Piket and Paulina Gallo, who recently founded the ASTEP@Albright Student Chapter along with Abby Walke, Kaytlyn Ashley, Andrea Cameline, and Geoff Alterman. As President and Vice President, Emily and Paulina are inviting any student, faculty or staff member interested in using arts education to end the cycle of poverty in their local community.
When asked why they wanted to start an ASTEP Student Chapter, they shared the following:
To bring together students of different majors and backgrounds at Albright College in order to teach them about the collective power of arts organizations whose missions align with the tenants and philosophy of “theatre for social justice/change”.
To improve confidence, self-esteem, and collaboration skills through arts education in our local community.
To address specific issues (bullying, poverty, drug use, intolerance, etc.) that place our community’s youth at risk.
Pretty impressive goals! We’re looking forward to sharing in their journey and inspired by their dedication to using the transforming power of the arts!