Showtime! Drama For Our Star Students

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Anthony Canty  BROOKLYN, NY
Hello there,

My name is Tony Canty, and I teach fourth graders with autism. I work at a school that serves kids with all kinds of disabilities, and I believe that the performing arts can be such a great source of inspiration and learning. Theatre helps in building a sense of cooperation, confidence, and connection, and it offers a platform through which to express emotion in a positive way.

At this time, my school doesn't have any enrichment programs in the performing arts, but with your support, we can have a program by the end of winter!


What will the money go towards?
A total of sixty classes with third, fourth, and fifth graders participating in one class per week for three months. The classes culminate in a school-wide performance, in which the children perform in front of all of their parents and supporters.

What's the program about?
The IDEAS program involves theatre instructors working with and inspiring students by teaching them about scene work, characters, plot, and setting. They guide the students in building scenes based on real-life situations, and the students work together to use their imaginations and skills to come up with constructive ways to handle such difficult issues as bullying and peer pressure. The kids don't have scripts, allowing them to explore their emotions and express themselves naturally.


With your donations, we will give our students at K368 an experience that they will never forget. Lets rewrite the script of these kids' lives, one pledge at a time. Thank you so very much for your support.

Lights, camera, action!

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." --Albert Einstein
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Posted by Tony Canty
38 months ago
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We did it everyone!!!!
Not only did we do it, we went over....way over our goal!!! This is amazing!!!

I am so grateful to all your support for the theatre program. I am honored to have such great friends, family, and supporters that were willing to make contributions so that our students will have an experience that they will never forget in the performing arts!

GoFundMe was just one of the outlets that we were relying on funding for the nearly $6,000 dollars that we need for the IDEAS theatre program. Since we are still waiting to hear from other grants, I will keep this webpage open for any who would like to continue to donate!

May you all continue to be lights for our children and beacons of hope for the next generation!

Sincerely,
Tony
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Posted by Tony Canty
39 months ago
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Thank you so much to our first donor, Robin Garber! We are on way !
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$4,915 of $3,200 goal

Raised by 35 people in 40 months
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Created December 9, 2013
LS
$25
Lucas Seipp-Williams
38 months ago
CG
$250
Carol/Alex GrafBeard
38 months ago

Tony, we are so proud of the dedication and vision that you have shown relative to this creative arts program. Keep up the good work. Peace, Carol and Alex

TN
$25
The Nathan's
38 months ago

Good luck in your endeavors!

LS
$1,500
Laura Stone
38 months ago

Wonderful goal Tony! Your school is lucky to have you!

LC
$100
lucille canty
38 months ago

You have real care and concern for your students and they will benefit so much from your initiative, and all those who support you, in your creative help for special kids and God Blesses your work!

JC
$50
Joe Canty
38 months ago

Got you over the hump! Nice work Tony, this will be great!

DR
$200
Diana Righi
38 months ago

So proud of you and what you are doing to enrich the lives of others. Thank you!

$50
Anonymous
39 months ago
EH
$50
Erin Harris
39 months ago

Go, Tony! Go, Tony! xx

RC
$25
Rory Covey
39 months ago
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