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Review for FORT LAUDERDALE CHILDREN'S THEATRE , Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My youngest son was 9 when he joined FLCT's Summer Camp. I left him with a tear in his cheek and his little hard pounding. He was a bit shy and cautious at interacting with other kids even at school. From that day on, our family started to observe a wonderful transformation. He began developing great self-confidence which grew more and more as he continues to participate at FLCT's classes and performances. He loved his improv classes and continues to the day.

Suddenly, this little kid was improving at his school work, winning poetry and speech competitions, enjoying stage performances, and becoming president of his class and of his middle school.

FLCT's Staff are a wonderful group of people who care about the well-being and development of all the kids. Most are young professionals who enjoy the interaction with the students/performers and whose ability to see through and obtain the kids’ best can surprise the kids, the parents, and even themselves.

I got involved with the Board as a Member at Large a year ago and have been helping FLCT with its strategic planning. FLCT has been hit very hard during this past economy, as is the case with other non-profit art-related organizations. Nevertheless, FLCT managed to provide full and partial scholarships to many kids whose parents could no longer afford the expense. This has been done with a lot of sacrifice and tight budget. I remain hopeful, encouraged, and committed to see FLCT grow. This institution really deserves recognition from its valuable contributions to the South Florida community.

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?

2006 Summer Program advertisement

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To provide a nurturing environment for develop students/performers' skills and love for the arts

What is its top priority in the long run?

Teaching the art of life through the magic of theater

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Board Member & I'm currently a Board Member at Large at FLCT .