Help Jade Reach for the Stars en Pointe
Jade has dreamed of becoming a professional ballerina since she was 3 years old. She is passionate about her training and sacrifices most of her social life and free time to perfecting her craft, while maintaining As and Bs on her report card. Recently, Jade was chosen to compete at the Youth American Grand Prix in January. YAGP is the largest ballet scholarship competition In the country. Although the fees are beyond my financial means, how can I deny her this opportunity??? Exposure, experience, hours of one on one training! Although I am not very comfortable asking for help, I have finally come to the conclusion that my pride may get in the way of my daughter living out her dreams! For my children, I will move mountains so "gulp" my pride has been swallowed. You may ask why I need your help? I am a single mother of three, currently juggling three part time jobs. I had to give up working a regular 9-5 job so that I was able to get my children to and from school, dance and other extracurricular activities. This also meant taking a pay cut...so opportunites such as this are financially difficult. Her siblings and I have agreed to give up some things to help and I am also holding another small fundraiser to help with the cost. I understand that times are tough for everyone, especially during the holiday season. So for every donation we receive, we will pay it forward in one way or another. I have a 12/13/13 deadline to have the registration fee paid in full and a few weeks after to have the costume paid off. So I want to thank you for giving us your time and express to you our extreme gratitude for your generosity and well wishes. "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." -Friedrick Nietzsche
YAGP is quickly approaching and Jade is busy rehearsing! Friday, 1/7, Jade will perform her solo classical variation and Saturday, 1/8, she will be performing along side her Rock friends in an ensemble. So excited! Thank you again!