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Front Porch A.C.T.S.

Adolescents & Children Transforming Savannah


What is Front Porch A.C.T.S.?
Front Porch A.C.T.S. is a community-based program that engages youth and young adults in cooperative play activities, improv techniques, and theatrical skits to promote opportunities for self-expression, cognitive flexibility, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and enhanced sense of personal agency.

Front Porch A.C.T.S. uses the evidence-based Trauma Drama curriculum – an immersive group intervention – designed to integrate the core components of complex trauma intervention with youth and adolescents.

Who are the facilitators?
The Front Porch A.C.T.S. program is implemented in Savannah through a collaborative effort between Front Porch Improv, Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, Savannah Chatham County Public School System, Gateway Community Service Board, and other community partners and volunteers.

Our trained facilitators include professional actors and improvisers, behavioral health specialists, school counselors and teachers, youth workers, and community volunteers equipped with the knowledge and skills for creating a safe, supportive, and fun learning environment.

What services does Front Porch A.C.T.S. offer?
The Front Porch A.C.T.S. classes and workshops are offered to children and adolescents 5 to 19 years old. The workshops can be offered as a series of classes or as a free-standing 45-60-minute workshop. They may be included in after school programs, summer camps, programs for at-risk youth, and a wide range of events for youth and adolescents. 

What is the cost?
Front Porch A.C.T.S. workshops are offered to organizations using a sliding fee scale to ensure equity and accessibility for families and children in our community. Please contact us for more information and to discuss how we can support your organization and the people you serve.

Please complete this form to bring Front Porch A.C.T.S. to your organization!

For questions and inquiries, please contact Vira Salzburn at

Our Impact

Drama program helps Chatham County kids heal from trauma, WJCL News, 2022

Improv, role-playing techniques help students work through trauma, challenging social situations, Savannah Morning News, 2022

This program is supported and funded by the City of Savannah

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