Becoming accomplished artists and activists inspires APTP teens to envision ambitious, purposeful futures. 70% of APTP alumni graduate college by the age of 24 – that’s nearly 7 times the national college graduation rate for low-income, first-generation college students. How do they achieve this? APTP is a small community that is equal parts demanding and loving. We envelop youth ensemble members in a culture that prizes critical thinking and education. We nurture a sense of mission and purpose. We support each teen with an extraordinary level of mentoring. We have exceptional alumni who serve as role models. We’ve created a tutoring program and a college access and success program that are second to none. Read the blog posts on this page to learn more about our Youth Achievement programs, and about the accomplishments of our alumni.