Fountain For Youth
Most of the LA Unified schools in Hollywood, Boyle Heights, South Central, Pacoima, and across Los Angeles have thousands of students from low-income families. At these schools, there is little or no funding for arts education, especially theatre. Many of these kids graduate high school without experiencing the arts at all. This is a crisis for our society.
Help us bring the transformative power of theatre to more underserved youth from high poverty schools in Los Angeles. Theatre provides a gateway to empathy as no other art form can do. It allows us to see ourselves and our community. It ignites the imagination.
100% of the funds donated to The Fountain for Youthwill be directed toward providing FREE TICKETS to young people from low-income neighborhoods. They will be welcomed into our theatre, see a play, discuss it with the artists, and take part in an educational workshop.
Hype Man— opened on February 23 — is a play that speaks directly to the concerns of these youth. Hype Man is a poignant and topical theatre piece about a hip-hop trio on the verge of making it big on national TV when a police shooting of a Black teen shakes the band to its core, forcing them to confront questions of race, gender, privilege, appropriation and when to use artistic expression as an act of social protest. With Hype Man, students from underserved communities will see themselves, their music and their issues on the stage.
Please make a one-time gift to The Fountain for Youth or provide a recurring gift that will ensure that we have the funds to bring disadvantaged students to the theatre year-round.
Fountain of Youth Angel: $1,000
Fountain of Youth Mentor: $500
Fountain of Youth Supporter: $250
Fountain of Youth Friend: $20+
In recognition of your generosity in helping The Fountain serve the young people of Los Angeles, we offer you the following:
• Recognition in our lobby as a Founding Member of The Fountain for Youth.
• Invitations to all special educational events.
• Invitations to Opening Nights for Mentor and Angel Members.