For nearly 75 years, the Tower Theatre has served as a hub of cultural expression, a place of social connection and a venue for artistic experience. The key to creating a vibrant future for the arts is passing the love of it on to the next generation. The Tower Theatre Foundation’s award-winning education and outreach programs known as LessonPLAN (Performing Live Arts Now), has connected nearly 13,000 students to performing arts in Central Oregon since it began in 2011. Students and teachers from public, private, and home school groups throughout Central Oregon are invited to attend matinee performances and in-school assemblies. Throughout the school year, LessonPLAN presents performances by local, regional, national, and international artists to inspire and engage students. Supporting curriculum related materials are sent to participating teachers to prepare students for the performances.