YA National Conference April 3 – April 5, 2024 | Chicago, IL
April 3 – April 5, 2024 | Chicago, IL

Sam Leopold

A3. The Healing Arts: Lessons from a Trauma-Informed Healing Arts Theater Program

Sam Leopold is a Programs Manager with Partnership with Children in the Arts Education department. As a Program Manager he works to facilitate a number of different programs for K-12 students across the New York City area. His primary focus is on a four-year project, Student Voice & Engagement, funded by the USDOE. In prioritizing safety, comfort, and trauma-informed care, he ensures that the individuals with whom he works can bring their authentic selves to the table. Sam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater studies and a master's in social work and has extensive experience working with youth from a variety of backgrounds in several different settings. He has experience working in supportive housing as a clinical specialist intern, and with elementary, middle, and high school aged students as both a teaching artist and in school social work capacities.