The Saratoga Children’s Theatre presented the grant proposal of ‘The New Kid’ Production to the Advisory Board. Youth2 was so excited about ‘The New Kid’ production, an anti-bullying program to be offered to schools in Saratoga County that $1000 was happily granted.
Nov 2011-Mr. Uganda Pageant
The Uganda Relief Club under Kelley Florence, composed of more than 60 students helps to raise money to help children in the war-torn area of northern Uganda and the surrounding areas to receive an education. Mr. Uganda Pageant, a comedic beauty and talent show for boys will allow the school community to get involved. The funds raised will go to … Read More
March 2010-Cheyenne River Youth Project
Awarded to Cara Kowalski This project involved volunteering with the Cheyenne River Youth Project, a grassroots youth organization that provides programs and services for Lakota people living on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. It involves interacting with and mentoring young children in the Main Youth Center, which offers a positive and nurturing environment for kids on the reservation. … Read More
March 2009-Emmanuel United Church Youth Musical: “Lifesong”
Awarded to Emma D. We have done a youth musical for the past 11 years. Admission is always free but we have a good will offering the benefits children in serious need. These children often have a serious illness that could potentially be fatal. The musical is a good way to get youth involved with the church while helping children … Read More
June 2008-Ashokan Community Quilt Project (sponsored by Beverly Lazar Davis)
This quilt was made by a group of youths to help raise money for a Youth Scholarship Fund for the Ashokan Foundation, an environmental education and conference center nestled in the Catskill Mountains. Since 1967, school groups, organizations, families and individuals have come to Ashokan to reconnect with nature and explore the joys and rewards of community through hands-on outdoor … Read More
Dec 2006-Saratoga Mentoring Project/Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program: Gourd Drum Making Workshops
Awarded to: Mayra F. and Samantha M. Mayra and Samantha conducted drum-making workshops for youth and their mentors and big brothers and sisters, building self-esteem by providing a creative outlet.
March 2006-Channel Z Productions: The Laramie Project
Awarded to: Kacie K. & Jeannette Z. A play about the consequences of homophobia and intolerance on the individual and society. Free tickets were provided for families and youth.
April 2005-Youth Theater Ministry: Helping a young person with a rare form of cancer
Awarded to: Meghan S. & Emmanuel United Church The Youth Theater Group gave proceeds of their production to help Linda Wells receive a rare cancer treatment not covered by her medical insurance.
April 2005-Youth Theatre Ministry: Bring Back Brittany
Awarded to: Meghan S. & Emmanuel United Church The Youth Theater group gave proceeds of their production to help Brittney who suffered from severe brain trauma.
Feb 2005-Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra (SSYO)
Awarded to: Lara B. The Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra gave community performances to build a Tuition Assistance Program for promising musicians. Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra -Thank you again for granting SSYO with funds from your program. I was excited to get the grant and SSYO will put it to use soon. I am hoping that the impact of my grant … Read More
May 2004-Youth Theater Ministry: Wireless Microphones
Awarded to: Erin S. & Emmanuel United Church Supporting a Youth Theater Group that holds yearly benefits for community youth with medical problems. This grant provided for the purchase of wireless headset microphones to support the theater productions. Proceeds of the production helped a young boy get a liver transplant.
March 2004-Saratoga Mentoring Project: Theater Thursdays
Awarded to: Hallie G. Providing at-risk youth an opportunity for a creative summer theater workshop program.