RISE 2019 Applications are now ready (Reflections InterACTive Summer Experience) ; recruiting Reflections cast members as well

Bergen County Division of Family Guidance has two FREE programs for teens who are interested in ACTING and developing their improvisational skills.

  • RISE (Reflections InterACTive Summer Experience)- a spinoff of the Reflections teen theatre program
  • REFLECTIONS – teen improvisational theatre group that does performances on adolescent and social issues, throughout the school year.

Teens who participate in either program earn volunteer hours, and it looks wonderful on a resume for college and for the future!

RISE (Reflections InterACTive Summer Experience)

RISE 2019 applications are now ready!!!!! This is a FREE program, sponsored by the county.

RISE has open enrollment throughout the Summer. Cast members will explore teen issues through improvisational acting, attend rehearsals, performances, workshops and social events. They will get a chance to develop leadership skills and meet other teens with similar interests.Cast members can participate as much or as little as their schedule allows. When: Tuesday nights from July 9, 2019  - August 27, 2019

Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm 

Where: 1 Bergen County Plaza

            Multi-Purpose room

            Hackensack, NJ

Open to any Bergen County teen entering 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade, or just finished with high school. Teens who are interested need to complete an application and consent form before they can begin. To receive an application, consent form and guidelines for the RISE program, contact:

Staci  Block, MSW, LCSW

Coordinator of Reflections and RISE

[email protected]



We are also actively planning for next school year’s Reflections program.  This is also a  FREE program, sponsored by the county. Open to Bergen County high school teens through an application process.  Participation is flexible and can be juggled with other extracurricular activities.

Please share the link below to give potential cast members an idea of what we do and how we have an impact on not only the audience members, but cast members themselves.


Remember, as a plus, the time spent with Reflections does count towards community service hours!