Performing Arts Academy
Outreach Programs for at-risk youth
The PAA Afterschool program takes performing arts education out into the community through partnerships with local elementary schools.
Each Fall and Spring, PAA runs after school programs for students at East, Sedalia, and Field Elementary schools in Littleton, Colorado. Show details and registration information will be posted on this page once they are available.
We are incredibly thankful for the many donors and foundations who help make this program possible for the students in our community!
PAA's 2014 Outreach Pilot Program began through a collaboration with East Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado, a federally-funded Title 1 school where 80 – 90% of students are considered socio-economically at risk. The summer two-week musical theatre program was a first of its kind for the school, and performing arts participation was a new experience for many of the students. The program included curriculum-based voice, dance, and acting. The experience concluded with a full-scale production of Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS, which the children performed for an enthusiastic audience of family and community members.
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Grants Received this year for After School Outreach Programs for at-risk youth equaling $12,500
The amount of funds needed to support the After School Outreach Programs
The thing I loved about being in Performing arts academy is I got to meet new people and got to know them better. I feel like meeting new people and getting to know them better is the best feeling ever. I think everyone should know the thing you learn in performing arts academy is practicing what you need to do so you can be in front. Performing arts academy has changed my life a lot. Before doing performing arts academy I was this shy girl but now I do what I desire and be myself. I don’t even care what people say about me. Because I know people like me for who I am. Thank you."
Aida Rasoli exemplifies why programs like this one are so important. The faculty and staff that had the pleasure helping to guide Aida through the 3 shows she participated in were thrilled when she asked to come back for the last show Performing Arts Academy (PAA) did at East Elementary, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, as a student volunteer. Aida could not be in the show as she has graduated from East Elementary the previous year. She was an excellent assistant and a great role mold for the students.
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