Help Jesse get to Alabama Ballet

Jesse Cole is in 8th grade and a disciplined student of dance at Kenwood School of Ballet (KSB) in Hyde Park, Chicago.  He studies dance 13+ hours per week, as a primary Youth Company member at KSB, all while maintaining a 4.5 GPA in a rigorous, college prep academic program at Kenwood Academy High School (KAC).  He will graduate 8th grade this June with honors.  Earlier this year Jesse received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Alabama Ballet month-long Summer Intensive in June.  The scholarship does not cover travel, room or board with travel being the most costly so that Jesse can return to participate in the graduation ceremony proper and his studio end of year recital (he will miss his class trip and class luncheon and studio picture day!).  He has worked so hard to maintain excellence in both dance and academics.   We thank you for any donation which will only bolster his ability to participate in the recogonition of a job well done.   Please enjoy this video of Jesse performing with the KSB Youth Company.  This piece took 1st place overall! Jesse is the one wearing the orange pants!
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Paula Florell 
Chicago, IL
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