Because EVERY child should have access to a high quality arts education.

Our Sponsor a Student 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 summer sessions include Shakespeare’s Villains, Musical Theatre Intensive, Intergalactic Adventure Squad, Improvisation and Wisecrakcin’ Comedy! Each session culminates with a performance for family and friends.

Make a dramatic difference in a child’s life and make a tax-deductible donation today!
$2000 – Sponsor a Student Matinee for 100 Students
$1000 – Sponsor 1 Teaching Artist to lead a Write On! Drama Club or Playwriting Outreach Program in a school.youthRollover1
$560 – Sponsor a student for our Summer 3 week Musical Theatre Performance session.
$260 – Sponsor a student for a Summer one-week Acting or Playmaking session.
$100 – Sponsor a student for 5 sessions of an academic-year class at American Stage, or one-half of a week-long Summer Program.

As a “thank you,” all sponsors receive a personal note from the child whose American Stage experience was made possible by your donation.

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Did You Know?

  • 25% of all classroom space is reserved for financial aid families.
  • In 2016, American Stage provided scholarships to almost 80 students in our community for our summer programs.
  • 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.