USA, Skokie, IL, February 12, 2010. Rafael Vicente holds the telephone prop and the cast book for "Rent" in his lap. Niles North High School's afternoon programs give hundreds of kids opportunities to learn and pursue artistic or academic avenues of their own choice outside standard curricula. The drama program, for example, led by instructor Tim Ortmann, teaches interested students every aspect of theater, from the roles themselves to costume-making, set-building and production design. Photo for Hoy by Jay Dunn.