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The cast of Signs of the Times, a VAP student production, gathers for a group photo during a week of rehearsals at the two-week VAP summer program in Ojai, California. Photo by Leigh Curran

The cast of Signs of the Times, a VAP student production, gathers for a group photo during a week of rehearsals at the two-week VAP summer program in Ojai, California. Photo by Leigh Curran

::  "In VAP, our son has found a community where he belongs—a safe, accepting, and nurturing space where he can be his creative, quirky self. That level of respect and support for a child is meaningful, impactful, and can be measured in terms of self-esteem, development of language skills, social skills, and work ethic; but also in ways that are not meant to be measured, but are just as important because they have everything to do with the blossoming of the human spirit."

-Jonathan Zeichner, parent of a Virginia Avenue Project student