Stephen via Crowdrise
March 16, 2012
Dear friends, for a 2nd year I'll ride 42mi in the TD Bank 5 Boro Bike Tour to support Opening Act. This incredible organization has grown in 10 years to partner with 10 schools throughout NYC, affecting the lives of many kids for the better.
Opening Act partners with public schools in New York City to provide after school theater programs. Our partnering schools are some of NYC's most under-served, where graduation rates are less than 50% and there are few options for kids after school. Through the program, participating students build their self-confidence, communication skills, and team work ability.
Each May, acting ensembles from our partnering schools put on original performances in Manhattan. Results... Last May, at the end of the school year, I attended the student performances in TriBeCa. I was very impressed with the coordination, character development, and topics! The students dealt with mature topics in well produced plays. It was proof to me the students take this opportunity serious and it motivates me to ride another 42 miles to support them.
Join me and support OA by donating to this 2012 ride before May 6th!
Thank you for your support!!