Education Outreach Program

Education OutreachEducational OutreachBroadway Cares works to inspire student activism and volunteerism in high schools and colleges across the country.  By raising money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, our younger participants also raise awareness about HIV/AIDS where they live by bringing our mission to their campuses and out into their respective communities.

In most cases, theatre students lead the charge by replicating the successful efforts they see on Broadway, or by incorporating creative ways in which to tie Broadway Cares campaigns to their productions and school activities.  While they are some of the most resourceful, dedicated and talented groups of artists we have encountered, we certainly credit their teachers for instilling in them a sense of pride for getting involved in our cause.

Broadway Cares receives support annually from several well-known theatre-education organizations and their members, such asThe New York State Theatre Education Association, which successfully encourages 100 percent student participation in its annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS red ribbon campaign, and Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre fraternity whose college “casts” contribute each year from around the country as part of their pledge of service to others.

Our strongest support in schools comes from the International Thespian Society, the Educational Theatre Association’s honor society for theatre arts students, whose member troupes across the land have raised more than $678,000 for Broadway Cares since 1999.

In addition to hosting Broadway Cares campaigns where they go to school, many school groups and families travel to Broadway to volunteer at our annual events like the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, bringing their enthusiasm and energy to add to the success of the day.  And if we’re lucky, many graduates stay on to volunteer with us while pursuing their own dreams on the Great White Way.

Broadway Cares campaigns in schools contribute in a big way to the work that we do.  We welcome any participation from schools and student organizations, no matter how large or small the effort.

Involve your school today – it’s easy and it’s fun, and most of all, it makes a difference.

For more information on the Education Outreach Program, contact Michael Di Bianco, education outreach coordinator, at 212.840.0770, ext. 227 or


Educational Theatre Association

New York State Theatre Education Association