Send One Student
The 2016-2017 Send One Student (S.O.S.) program will send underserved children from Title I Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS) schools to Special Preview performances of the Charlotte Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker (December 2017) and/or Coppelia (March 2017). Your donations can send from one student to an entire grade. You can also help cover the cost of transportation.
For 35 years, the Charlotte Youth Ballet has served our community by offering aspiring students of dance exceptional stage opportunities that include collaborative work with highly renowned professionals and by creating high quality productions that appeal to all ages. Our target audience is families with young children, and with that in mind we endeavor to make our shows engaging and accessible. The nature of our productions (being lively and colorful, incorporating a balanced blend of youth and adult performers in the cast, and offering familiar story lines) lends itself naturally to young families. Very affordable ticket prices at some of Charlotte's top performance venues, such as Halton Theater, add to the allure.
Further dedicated to the mission of providing gateway experiences for the many underserved youth in our community, the Charlotte Youth Ballet (CYB) has long maintained a practice of granting free access to our ballet productions to those school children with the greatest need. We are pleased to offer a select group of corporate entities the opportunity to partner with CMS and us in reaching hundreds of these students through our SOS initiative.
SOS, or Send One Student, enables community-minded organizations to sponsor entire grades of elementary aged children to attend our Nutcracker performance on December 2nd or our Coppelia performance on March 17th at Halton Theater and to experience the magic of the stage and the beauty of the ballet, often for the first time. Corporate partners will receive wide exposure for their support through our website, e-blasts, performance playbills and other avenues.A little bit goes a very long way in the life of a child:
- $1000 will send 125 students and chaperones to a special school performance
- $1250 will include the cost of transportation and 125 tickets
- $8000 fills the house with exuberant children!!
- The cost of a single Special Preview Performance ticket is $10
- Donations of $50 or more (5 students) will be recognized in performance program
- A Class Level donation of $250 will send an entire class (up to 30 students and 4 chaperones)
- A Grade Level donation of $1,250 will send an entire grade (up to 150 students and 20 chaperones) including transportation
What Can I do to Help?
You can help by donating to provide the funding needed to make Send One Student a success. Through your donations, we will be able to provide underserved students from Title I CMS schools the unique opportunity to have access to the arts through classical ballet. Simply fill out and submit the donation form below.
If you prefer to make your donation by check or money order, please send to:SEND ONE STUDENT DONATIONS
c/o Charlotte Youth Ballet, Inc.
P.O. Box 472937
Charlotte, NC 28247-2937
Please include your name or names as you would like them to appear in our programs (for donations of $50 or more).
The Charlotte Youth Ballet operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation is tax deductible.