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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: To provide quality theatre for and by children on a year round basis.

Geographic areas served: El Paso Las Cruces

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

14

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kids N Co. is an amazing program that gives children the opportunity to develop their artistic talents providing quality hands-on theatrical training. All children are treated equally and are given the opportunity to "SHINE" regardless of their economic, ethnic or educational background. Our Daughter has expressed a talent for singing from a very young age. After the devastating cancer diagnosis given to her Step-sister in 2008, our Daughter went through an emotional roller coaster ride, even singing became difficult for her. The "Show Choir" program at Kids-N- Co. is an awsome program taught by a wonderful teacher who has been a great inspiration to our Daughter. Ms.Vanessa has helped our Daughter, Andrea, sing again full of joy. Thank God for this organization that helps children build their self esteem, create friendships, and teaches them to respect and encourage one another to succeed. Sincerely, Dora and David Hartranft.

13

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kids-N-Co of El Paso, Texas is a tremendous way to introduce your children to the wonders of the theater experience. Whether it's taking them to see a play starring talented children like themselves. bringing them to audition for a variety of productions or making time to attend one of the summer camps, your child will be amazed and want to become a part of KIds-N-Co. My own children started as audience members and when they got the courage, began to audition for parts. Once they were cast, they could not get enough! Their second home is Kids-N-Co and their second family is the friends they have made. Each production is run in a professional manner right down to the costuming and make-up. My best recommendation is to start your child out in a summer camp whare they will get a taste of all aspects of theater production including make-up, costuming, set design and technical production. The end result of summer camp is a professional production prepared by and starring the members of the camp. Other programs include Story Troupe where students practice reading all kinds of books with expression and then present their stories to young children at different venues such as Barnes and Noble and hospitals, and Show Choir where children perform medleys of songs at the theater and other community venues. Some of the productions are taken "on the road" to the Chamizal where students from all over the city have the chance to see them as part of a school field trip. My children have gained confidence and a positive sense of self as a result of their time at Kids-N-Co, not to mention the friends they have made. I strongly encourage all parents who want their children to be patrons of the arts to attend a Kids-N-Co production or to audition for one. I venture to guess that they will not be able to resist the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd!

14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful, it is a great place for children to be children, make great friends and stay on the healthy track of imagination and fun. Sincerely, Heidi Don/Kaiser