SuSu Stewart, Founder and CEO

ThroughouSusu-Stewart-200x300t her career, Su Stewart has been closely involved in producing and managing for the theater, live events and multimedia programs.  Today, her talents and attention are keenly focused on the teaching and training of youth in all aspects of performing arts and technology.
YOPAT, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was founded in April, 2004 in the City of Newark, with their daily efforts toward meeting the goal to help young people to learn, grow and achieve.

Ms. Stewart made a major impact on the City of Newark through her production of the ongoing Newark Idol program.  As a result of its success, Ms. Stewart plans to extend the concept statewide in cities throughout New Jersey.

Ms. Stewart’s talents were honed during her tenure as president of SuSu Productions, a talent management and production company, where she gained insightful experience in all aspects of the performing arts.   Su’s boundless energy and devotion to her goals of assisting youth have become almost legendary.  Her ideas and concepts for the youth have no doubt become reality, as she strives to achieve everything possible for the young people that surround her and who are an integral part of her daily life.


We are actively seeking partners to assist us in our quest to reach the goals we have set for serving the youth in our community.

Financial partnerships from both the private and business sectors enable us to bring the rewards of our performing arts and technology programs to an even wider group of young people.

We welcome talented volunteers willing to devote their time, sharing their expertise to both train and mentor the circle of teens who are part of the growing YOPAT experience.

Thanks for your continue support and contributions to both YOPAT and Newark Idol are greatly appreciated.