Spotlight

Young guitar player auditioning for YTBD.

Gregory Reed

/ March 13, 2019

A collaborative initiative of The Children’s Trust and Actors’ Playhouse, Young Talent Big Dreams (YTBD) was created to inspire kids ages 8-17 to showcase their unique gifts and vie for a chance to win life-changing prizes like performing arts scholarships, masterclasses and performance opportuni

Teen girl happily reading a book.

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Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / January 03, 2019

Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.

Middle-graders happily reading books.

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Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / January 03, 2019

Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.

Mother reading to her child.

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Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / January 03, 2019

Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.

Distraught teen girl being consoled

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Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D. / February 15, 2018

Our hearts are breaking for all of those affected by the mass shooting at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Collage of various book covers
Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / December 23, 2017

Teacher, escape hatch, best friend. Books – wonderful, mystical, life-changing books – can be all of those things, and our 2017 Top 12 list of titles for kids is a great way to share the magic with your children.

Teen boy onstage singing and playing electric guitar
Beryl Meyer / December 14, 2017

For the past eight years, budding performers ages 8 to 17 years old have been given the rare opportunity to take the stage and share their special talent in numerous theatres around Miami-Dade County.

Hispanic girl lying on her mother's lap
/ September 13, 2017

As parents and caregivers, we do our best to shield our children from anxiety, pain, fear and disappointment. But when a big bad like Irma comes along, kids need more than the usual reassurances to make it through to the other side. The following tips can help: