#GoodNewsFromGrantees Musical Theater Camp at Riverside
One of last year’s Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund grants for Youth supported the annual musical theater camp hosted at Riverside Foundation for the Performing Arts. Through this free program, area children participate in music, choreography, and acting training sessions. Camp begins with orientation and mock auditions, followed by professional theatre demonstrations and the students’ own rehearsals and showcase event.
Riverside’s camp program enables participants to increase their individual self-esteem, focus on their abilities, and develop an interest in the cultural arts. The camp also gives the children a safe and meaningful activity to fill the void of summer, when they are not in school (some of the children live in areas prevalent to crime).