APTP has personalized and humanized some of the most difficult social policy issues of our time for more than 80,000 audience members and 30,000 television viewers. By bearing witness the stories of people whose voices are not always heard in ways that respect and honor them, APTP has helped people feel seen and valued, while helping audience members from a wide range of backgrounds understand and empathize with the lives of others. APTP performances make audiences feel less alone, more connected and part of a community that models welcome, generosity and love for every individual. Many audience members also report that they feel inspired, even compelled, to take action and increase their civic engagement. Years after their time as teen ensemble members, APTP alumni continue to change the world through lives of civic engagement.