Kids! of the Month
is proud to highlight the Amazing Kids! of
we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things.
We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids
to accomplish their own amazing achievements.
Kids! of the Month for August, 1998:
Ballet, Santa Ana, California
Saint Joseph Ballet is a ballet
school and dance company located in the heart of some of the toughest inner-city
neighborhoods in Southern California. For 15 years, Saint Joseph
Ballet has worked with the youth in the area to offer them a creative alternative
to gangs, drugs, teenage pregnancy and latch-key loneliness. With
a majority of the dance students on scholarship, Saint Joseph Ballet has
empowered at-risk youth to gain self-esteem, self-discipline and a sense
of accomplishment. With impassioned, dedicated artistic director
Beth Burns at the helm, the company has received national recognition for
artistic and program excellence. To date, over 32,000 inner-city
youth have been reached through Saint Joseph Ballet's dance training, performing
and outreach programs.
more information about Saint Joseph Ballet, contact Cathy Michaels at:
Saint Joseph Ballet event information, call: (714) 541-8314, ext. 60.
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Calling All Amazing
Kids! We Need Your Help!
If you are, or know any kids who are,
doing amazing things, we
want to hear about it!
We will try to put your story on the
website, or possibly in our educational television program, but please
patient...there are LOTS of great stories out there...but only
Kids! of the Month" story per month. We would love to
be able to print everyone's storytoday, but it is not possible.
Please be patient, and we will do
our best to tell your story some day -- hopefully soon!
For more information
about Amazing Kids!, please
contact Alyse Rome, Executive Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.