My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA
Our family has been involved with FLCT for many years. It started with our son, Ryan, who auditioned for his first play "Alice in Wonderland". Our daughter, Samee, also became interested in FLCT and performed on stage but also enjoyed the behind the scenes work of putting on the shows. Both my husband and I have also been in summer productions. One of the many wonderful things about FLCT...is that it is an experience the whole family can enjoy together.
One of the things our family has learned over the years is that...there are no small roles...everyone, no matter how big or small the part...is vital for a successful show. Being a part...no matter how small...of a production is something to take pride in and work hard and enjoy.
But it is not all about the perforamances...FLCT helps students do better in school and even was instrumental in helping our son select the perfect college. FLCT students learn how to volunteer, organize, create and become friends...with relationships bridging age groups. The older students are looked up to by the younger ones and an informal mentoring program helps keep students on track at the theatre and in their everyday lives.
Our family has loved all of our time spent with FLCT...from building sets, working boxoffice, acting, moving sets, dancing...you name it...but most of all we are very grateful for the dedicated staff who take every opportunity to make each and every child feel special and each family to find some special times together that they will remember forever. Thanks to all involved for being such a great influence on our whole family.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have seen hundreds of children benefit from being able to go on stage and perform. The gain confidence and also learn a very good work ethic. I have seen families enjoy working on a project together. I have seen many children continue on to college and become successful adults.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I just wish our family had found this organization sooner.