InvisiblesCast, photo by Alesia Mayfield, Back row, Joe Nigh, Cassandra Solano, and Abbie Steinback. Front row, Richard Scott Sr., Naima Scott, Buddy, and Camila Solano. Not pictured, Jessica Werther, Jessica Smith, and Lisa Taylor

Madison Youth Practicing Learning and Achieving Cultural Excellence is a program that collaborates with local people in music and theater. MYPLACE extends the mission of highlighting the contributions of African Americans for the purpose of education and empowerment.

If you know more about yourself and your history, you can be proud of yourself.—Richard Scott

MYPLACE meets at Goodman Community Center on Sunday evenings from 4-6:30 p.m.

MYPLACE encourages students to learn and to explore, to be comfortable about themselves, and to explore their creativity. Workshops concentrate on four initiatives: ideas, conversations, attitude, and motivation to help students develop positive mental outlooks.

The performing arts group encourages students to work individually and collaboratively to produce work from music to poetry to spoken word to drama. Historical research is involved, giving participants an opportunity to learn about African Americans who are often excluded from textbooks.

MYPLACE provides an educational, intellectual, and creative outlet. All students are welcome, and parents are encouraged to volunteer.