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January 12, 2011

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January 12, 2011

Our family first became involved with PYT when my daughter did a main stage show 10 years ago. She had so much fun that her brother tried it too. He ended up doing 8 shows in a row! It is a terrific family activity and the shows are very high quality. Best of all, the values PYT promotes and fosters in children are invaluable. We have all learned many things while being involved at PYT that serve us well every day of the year.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seen the self confidence of children grow

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get more kids to do shows!

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January 12, 2011

I started participating in shows at PYT as a 12 year old looking for a new theatre experience with a new youth theatre company. I grew up with PYT performing in their productions and eventually working for them both as choreographer and class instructor. I am also now an active member of the PYT Alumni Association (PYTAA), serving on the Alumni Council since 2008. PYT has given me so many opportunities to learn, make new friends, and grow with a supportive and nurturung theatre family. The company is dedicated to creating the best theatre experience for kids and I will always be grateful for my time spent with them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching me about the world of theatre and eventually giving me the opportunity to work as a theatre professional.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create many more studios across the country so that kids everywhere could participate in theatre productions.

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January 12, 2011

My daughter's involvement with PYT has been a very rewarding experience all around. She has participated in numerous productions that have provided her with expertise teaching and have encouraged her growth and self confidence. She has had the opportunity to volunteer and work directly with the kids which is a great way for her to give back to the community. Recently she traveled with a choral group from PYT that performed and participated in a workshop at Disneyland.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

With my daughter's growth and self esteem.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more kids and parents involved.

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January 12, 2011

My family has been involved with Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) for 10 years, since my daughters first theatre classes at age 4. Our kids have experienced programs from every part of the organization, from participating in professional quality MainStage muscials to educational offerings at their school.

PYT reaches a very wide slice of the community through its classes, in-school theatre programs and summer camp programs. While some kids, like mine, will move on to some of the more advanced programs, many others gain an appreciation for performing, and build self-confidence that they can use in other outlets.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the development of my childrens self-confidence and ablity to express themselves

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

broaden the availability of advanced educational opportunities

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

PYT is well known and highly regarded in my community

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 12, 2011

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January 12, 2011

If your child has any theater interest, try out Peninsula Youth Theater in Mountain View. You will not be disappointed. They have many different types of theater programs on site and through local school or camps. My youngest son has been involved with PYT for almost 3 years and it is the best thing he has done to promote self confidence and his theatrical talents...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a prent volunteer and through the various committees I have worked on

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to get the word out to more people about this gem on the peninsula

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January 12, 2011

From 1999 to 2009, I stage managed over 20 main stage productions for PYT. I've been very proud of my association with this exemplary company. Their production standards are high but more important, their values are strong: education, collaboration, self-discipline. The performers were always encouraged to support each other. Watching these talented and dedicated kids grow up and develop new skills was a joy. Thinking that perhaps I had contributed to this process was most gratifying.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in seeing young people grow up and mature, develop compassion for their fellow performers and self-discipline for their own work.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope that funding can be available so that kids could be supported by scholarships, so that financially disadvantaged kids could participate in greater numbers.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

the strong values they promote within the theatre world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

March 2, 2010

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March 2, 2010

My 6 year old son was excited about theater after participating in his school play, so we signed him up for one of their two-week camps. When we arrived the first day, he refused to be in the play. The staff at PYT was great - they worked with him and got him to participate so that at the end he was so excited to be a part of the camp. He made a great friend there too. I would highly recommend this program.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and helpful and you can tell they really like kids and believe in what they are doing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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