Learn through Laughter is D.U.S.T.Y's latest project program and within the coming year we expect to pilot with Bay Area wide students, and students enrolled at qualifying "high-need high schools" in various cities, an innovative comedy project. The “engaging, humor-methods” that currently empower Atlanta, GA’s youth has teamed up with D.U.S.T.Y. to provide positive and entertaining educational alternatives to Oakland’s youth. Students will “Learn Through Laughter” by producing their own comedic autobiographies and stand-up routines. Through analyzing the works of nationally-known and up-and-coming comedians who support “Learn Through Laughter” and Atlanta’s famous benefit showcase “Laffapalooza,” Bay Area students will learn to proactively and imaginatively channel the stories of their lives in a positive light. Through comedy they will strengthen literacy, public speaking, and self-confidence.