Margaret V. Diggs Creative Arts Scholarship Recipients
Valley Youth Theater Summer Musical Camp
Restricted grant of $3, 415.00 awarded to cover program registration and administrative fees.
Five children (aged 7-14) were selected to attend.
“Our son spent five days a week, 8 hours a day at the VYT summer camp and when it was time to come home, he consistently asked for more time. At age 7 he was able to find a passion that excites him and gives him the opportunity to express himself and experience pure joy.”
“Working with Valley Youth Theatre every year is something that really helps her learn more skills, but she gets a feeling of belonging. This year without the scholarship she would not have been able to attend. She mentioned how going the camp helps her believe in herself.”
“She faced a tough year last year with bullying and other things that just caused many doubts about who she is. Valley Youth Theatre is always a great gift to her, and we try to put her in every year.”
“He was more confident and most importantly had significantly increased his ability to regulate his emotions in stressful or otherwise triggering situations. I credit the time he spent with like-minded children and adults at Valley Youth Theatre.”
The following community organizations involved in the arts have partnered with Inspire Youth Enrichment Foundation to identify eligible students to receive scholarship funds.
Each organization provides programs for hands-on training and experience in the performing arts to children of all ages and backgrounds in a safe and creative environment. The programs incorporate opportunities to perfect technical skills, develop friendships, have fun, and perform in front of a live audience.