Boys-to-Men Performing Arts Clinics

$2,380 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 40 months

**ONLY 'WE' CAN SAVE 'US.'**

Either our youth are being slaughtered by the streets, bad law enforcement bullets, or the prison system.

QUESTION:
Do we want our young men to become "CEOs" or be imprisoned and controlled by "COs?"

Chief Executive Officers -or- Ruled by Corrections Officers?

I choose CEOs, and, through your donations and votes, you can help choose the school from which we select these future CEOs!

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**VOTING HAS ENDED.  No more votes are being taken.  You can still donate, but the information below is now for reference purposes only. **

"HOW DO I SPONSOR A SCHOOL AND VOTE?"


When you're ready to sponsor and vote, simply:

1.) 'Click the 'DONATE NOW' button to the right.

2.) Type in your 'DONATION AMOUNT' and info.

3.) VOTE IN THE 'COMMENT' SECTION by telling me the school from which you wish for me to select the 'Boys-to-Men' Performing Arts Clinic Students (see list of schools below.  REMEMBER: Even if you donate anonymously, we NEED your school vote).

4.) CLICK 'CONTINUE' to go to the finalize donation page.

5.) 'INSERT YOUR PAYMENT INFO,' and click 'Next' to donate.

The school with the highest 'combined' dollar amount donated will win the 'Boys-to-Men' Performing Arts Clinic.  IT'S THAT SIMPLE!

Here is the list of the Ten (10) School Finalists from which you can select one (1) when you DONATE:

1.) Paul Lawrence Dunbar
2.) Oliver Harvard-Perry
3.) Mary M. Bethune ~ **WINNER!**
4.) Michael R. White
5.) Adlai Stevenson
6.) Artemus Ward
7.) Nathan Hale
8.) Euclid Park
9.) Wade Park
10.) Bolton

DON'T KNOW THE SCHOOLS? Read more about each school @  www.ClevelandMetroSchools.org, or just do the 'inni, mini, miny, mo' thing and select a random one.

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ABOUT THE 'BOYS-TO-MEN' PERFORMING ARTS CLINIC*:

I will be doing an up-to 32-Session Performing Arts Clinic called "Boys-to-Men," which will last between 4-8 months and will feature training of up-to thirty (30) at-risk male Students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (OH) in the art of stepping, and you get to vote for which school from which I select them! 

Who Am I?
I have 17 years of teaching experience, 23 years of Stepping and choreography experience, and 29 years of performing arts training and performance experience.

See COMMUNITY LETTERS OF SUPPORT for my programs HERE.

As a master of the art of stepping, I will be using this experience to continue to help change the educational perspective of up-to thirty (30) at-risk male CMSD Students* not only about school, but about life and their own trajectory within it in order to enhance their character and give them a healthier appreciation for the arts.

What previous GASA STAF Program™ Students think about 'Mr. C':
"SO, WHO WILL BE THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE 'BOYS-TO-MEN' PERFORMING ARTS CLINIC?"

For this up-to 32-Session 'Boys-to-Men' Performing Arts Clinic, the participating 6th-to-8th-grade male Students will be selected from one public school; a school which you, as one of my sponsors, will help choose!*

Yes, you read that correctly.

When you donate, you will have the opportunity to vote on which of the school finalists you wish to be the one from which the 'Boys-to-Men' Performing Arts Clinic Students may be selected!

What previous Students of mine learned in the GASA STAF Program™:
"FOR WHICH SCHOOLS CAN I VOTE?"

Here is the list of the Ten (10) School Finalists from which you can select one (1):

1.) Paul Lawrence Dunbar
2.) Oliver Harvard-Perry
3.) Mary M. Bethune
4.) Michael R. White
5.) Adlai Stevenson
6.) Artemus Ward
7.) Nathan Hale
8.) Euclid Park
9.) Wade Park
10.) Bolton

*What previous Students I taught liked the most about the GASA STAF Program™:
As you can see in the video above, Performing Arts is a powerful tool that can be used to help Students learn other important educational subject matters they might not like as well.  I call it the "candy to their vegetables."

"IN THE 'BOYS-TO-MEN' PERFORMING ARTS CLINIC, WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS BE TAUGHT?"

As you see in the videos, the National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ host the Stepping: The Art Form™ PROGRAM (STAF Program™).  With this particular 'Boys-to-Men' Performing Arts Clinic, I will be hosting it and it will not be featuring the STAF Program™, but, instead...

The STAF CLINIC™!*

In my up-to 32-Session (approx. 4-8-month) Stepping: The Art Form™ Clinic, also known as the "STAF Clinc™", Students will learn:

• Stepping Origins (Education Piece)
• Greek Fraternity/Sorority History (Education Piece)
• Tools of Stepping (Performance Piece)
• Performance Geography (Performance Piece)
• TC's Double T's™ - Tim Carthon's Technique Tips
• Mr. Cs USB's™ - Universal Stepping Basics (Basic Performance Piece)
• Mr. Cs USC's™ - Universal Stepping Complexities (Advanced Performance Piece)
• Competition Standards (Education and Performance Piece)


How did the GASA STAF Program™ help previous Students in school?

"FOR WHAT WILL MY SPONSORSHIPS AND DONATIONS BE USED?"

Your generous sponsorship and donations will be used specifically used for the following*:

~ Daily Nutrition for Students*
~ Program Clothing for Students*
~ Clinic Facilitator(s) and Staff*
~ Pre, Daily, Periodic, and Post-Program Evaluations
~ Media Production*
~ Fun, 'Student Bonding' Activities (Non-Stepping, INSIDE of school)*
~ Fun, 'Student Bonding' Activities (Non-Stepping, OUTSIDE of school)*
~ Participation Paperwork and Materials*
~ Educational Materials*
~ Student Achievement Awards*
~ Student Achievement Awards Ceremony*
~ Additional Clinic Operating Expenses*

How did the GASA STAF Program™ help previous Students at home?
And lastly, as a Platinum Speaker of the Great Black Speakers Bureau , my saying and life’s motto is: “Your life was not given to you for you. It was given to you for you to be a blessing to someone else.” ~ Tim Carthon.  Help me to be a blessing to these CMSD Students and their families.
(* PLEASE NOTE: If all of the money is not raised, I will only be able to do the amount of clinics, with the amount of Students, giving them the amount of materials and other things that I can with the money that is raised.  In essence, lower amounts mean less clinics, less Students, and less offered materials.  FULL funding is needed so I can render full clinics to a full amount of Students, and give them everything I really want to give them, and NONE of them have to pay.  If we don't raise all of the money, then only a few of the clinic Students will be able to participate for free. SO LET'S RAISE THE WHOLE $14,000!)

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Good evening, everyone! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any sign-ups this summer, and today is day four (competition for summer programs is a little stiff). So, I'm going to be moving the program to the actual school in August, 2015 that won the contest (Mary M. Bethune).

I'm going to be talking to Principal Early soon about it. Also, I'm going to start dispersing rewards in the meantime, so be looking in your different inboxes for your letters. I'll get to the "website" shortly thereafter. Thanks for your support. Guess I'm gonna have to go where the kids are and bring the program directly TO them. Let's do it!
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GREETINGS! I'm working toward the June 22nd start date at the Carthon Conservatory. Big virtual hugs and High 5's to all of my up-to $10 "Seed" donors. I will soon be delivering the "Water" reward, so be on the lookout in your email and/or Facebook® accounts for it. And don't forget to share the BTM PACs program with your friends. I'm sure that their children could definitely benefit from this program :-) http://www.STAFClinics.com
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GREETINGS ALL. The BTM PACs sign-up page is NOW AVAILABLE! Your funds have paid for several free Students and Clinics, but all other participants will have to pay their own fees for the Clinics. Students can now sign-up for the clinics @ http://www.STAFClinics.com, so SPREAD THE WORD! :-)
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Greetings sponsors and donors! We are awaiting the seven (7) FREE Student sign-ups from the winning school, Mary M. Bethune. The remaining 43 spaces (yes, I increased it to 50 from 30) will be for PAYING Students, since we've only raised 1/6th of the monies we need from our generous sponsors and donors for the FREE Students.

We will soon be posting the flyer we will be giving the parents to afford them the opportunity to sign their Students up for the 10 exclusive Boys-to-Men Performing Arts Clinics, beginning June 22, 2015 at the Carthon Conservatory, so STAY TUNED!
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