Anita Prestidge is a writer, director, and perofrmer but her other obsession is facilitating youth-centered educational opportunities, especially for the marginalized, tailoring education to the individual. Formerly a home educator and volunteer for NUMAS Haus, Anita was recently a Paraprofessional at Riverbend Educational District in the R.I.S.E. program. She has extensive experience through the Girl Scouts with leading diverse groups of children ages 6-18. She is currently at work on the development of SHIMMER.