Aidan's Bar Mitzvah Project: Jag Scholarship

Hi, my name is Aidan Calabretti and I love being a part of theater. Whether it's on a stage, in a circus tent, doing lights or being with friends, I enjoy it. I love making people smile, laugh and having a theater family. I turned 13 years old last April and was supposed to have my Bar Mitzvah, a Jewish tradition that marks your entrance into Jewish adulthood, but it was postponed and now it's finally happening in February. It's customary to engage in Tzedakah, charitable giving, and it's no surprise that I wanted to give Tzedakah to my school's after-school theater program. 

The Jaguar Players Booster Club, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization at my middle school. During the school year, in addition to the 2 performances we put on, we hold countless fundraisers for their scholarship program. The scholarship program awards full and partial scholarships for those students who wish to participate in the program, but need some financial assistance. I've had such an amazing experience doing theater and I would never want anyone to miss out because they couldn't afford it. 

In the Spring I started making bracelets to sell at our Spring Performance, but unfortunately, the show was cancelled. I tried to organize a fundraiser night at a restaurant, but due to increasing Covid cases, that was cancelled. Creating a Go Fund Me page seemed the most responsible way to give Tzedakah during such a crazy time while keeping everyone safe. Raising money for the Jag players is even more important now since no money has been made for them for almost a year. Although my ideas on how to raise the money has changed, I never changed which organization I wanted to help. Now more than ever I want other students to have the chance to participate in being a part of a team and smile again.

Please help support my love of theater and the performing arts in education by helping the Jag Players today.


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Stephanie Calabretti 
Chandler, AZ
Jaguar Players Booster Club Inc 
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