Because EVERY child should have access to a high quality arts education.
Our Sponsor a Camper program gives all children and teens the opportunity to attend Summer Camp, the Teen Summer Institute or participate in our outreach programming at little or no cost! The children and teens we serve with this financial aid are often from families unable to afford tuition, living in foster care, or with special needs.
Fun and engaging sessions are available throughout the summer. Students not only have a lot of fun, but they also build their confidence, enhance their communication skills and develop their leadership abilities. Examples of our sessions include Camp Shakespeare, Musical Theatre Intensive, The Actor’s Tool Box, Improvisation and Comedy Palooza! Each session ends with a showcase performance for family and friends.
Make a dramatic difference in a child’s life and make a tax-deductible donation today!
$1000-Receive recognition as an American Stage Education Sponsor
$500 -Sponsor a child for our 3 week Musical Theatre Performance Lab session.
$250– Sponsor a child for one of our week-long sessions.
$25 – $100 Sponsor a child for a partial week-long session. As a special “thank you” you will receive a personal note of thanks from the child that you sponsored.
Did You Know?
- 25% of all classroom space is reserved for financial aid families.
- In 2015, American Stage provided scholarships to 86 students in our community.
- American Stage Education partners with 8 local schools and 3 community organizations, providing drama and playwriting programs to at-risk students, the developmentally disabled, the homeless, and to incarcerated teens throughout the year.
- American Stage Education serves 21,000 youths and adults in our community each year.
Here is what students, parents and Teaching Artists are saying:
"Just wanted to let you know that we both had a great time in London. Thank you so much for all of your efforts. From where we stood, everything seemed to go incredibly smoothly… I look forward to joining American Stage [Trippers] again in the future."
Summer Camp parent
"I just wanted you to know how grateful I am to have received financial aid. The camps are their favorite summer activity. They have learned so much and have grown in confidence in your camps. Without your assistance they would not have been able to attend." - Summer Camp parent
Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist
"These kids amaze me with what they come up with and how they support each other. It is truly a blessing to be around such a smart and creative bunch of students." -Tia Jemison, Teaching Artist
Summer Camp Student
"Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to be part of this awesome camp. We get to write our own play and then perform it! We also get to learn new skills and we learn how to be better actors/actresses!! If it wasn’t for you and your help this wouldn’t be possible." -Summer Camp student
Thank You to the Following Education Department Sponsors
American Stage operates as a non-profit professional theatre and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, registration #CH-4175. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. U.S. Federal Tax ID number is 59-1777189.