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 Providing youth arts opportunities to create positive social change.

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ABOUT SOL

Redwood Theatre Company is the proud home to the SOL Community Arts Program. RTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing professional productions and education programs to Sonoma County. Our mission is to make performance & visual art more accessible to the youth in our underserved communities.

Our goal is to share our passion and knowledge of visual and performing arts with the next generation.

We hope to create a designated space where students will have a feeling of belonging with an opportunity for artistic self expression. We will establish mentorships with educators in the community to create future artists and future leaders. 

SOL CLUB HISTORY

Adele Davalos Mitchell was the founding teacher of the SOL Club at Lawrence Cook Junior High School in 1994.

 

SOL originated as a way of resolving gang violence and successfully ended the gang fighting on campus by students focusing on cultural pride and giving back to their community.

 

Adele is currently writing a book about the story of the SOL Club.  Coming Soon! 

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Learn about the SOL Club History

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Nurturing creativity

  • Teaching new visual and performing art skills

  • Intentional outreach

  • A designated space of belonging

  • Promoting friendship, art & community

  • Encourage lifelong interest in the arts

  • Create leaders through mentorship

  • Violence prevention

Upcoming Classes

SOL will be hosting a series of visual art, dance and drumming classes for the youth in our community. 

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