Cabrillo Music Theatre reaches out to local schools and students in a variety of ways. The ADOPT-A-SCHOOL program has provided free tickets for thousands of students in underserved schools, allowing new generations to enhance their educations through musical theatre. In addition to providing tickets to public performances, Cabrillo has presented mid-week student matinees of several productions, specially prepared performances designed to engage young people. At Cabrillo's 2012 performance of 1776, over 1,700 students were introduced to the creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence in the inspiring way that only musicals can. Study Guides to most Cabrillo shows are made available to all local teachers and educators, and Cabrillo Music Theatre has become a favorite local destination for students seeking "extra credit." This past Spring, we partnered up with the local Boys and Girls Club of Conejo Valley as well as other underserved student centers, to bring students to a special matinee perofrmance of Disney's The Little Mermaid.