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FORT LAUDERDALE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
February 13, 2011

We moved to Florida when my daughter was 8 years old. It was very hard on her -- having to leave the only school she'd ever know, leaving friends and leaving family. I prayed for something that would make her feel like this was her new home and she belonged here. Her passion had always been singing and "putting on performances" and magically, we found FLCT. I say magically because that's what FLCT is -- it's magical. Children of many ages working together toward a common goal. The older "veterans" mentoring and nurturing the younger ones. A place where everyone matters -- regardless of race, ethnicity, body type, level of talent or income bracket. A place where children can be themselves and they are not under pressure to be anyone else. A place that is a family and every member is loved and valued. Oh, and of course, the Magical Productions>
In a world where children often have a time fitting in, because of peer pressure and judgmental people, FLCT teaches them the importance of their individuality while teaching respect for others and the community. The Outreach Program furthers their reach and impacts many lives in the under-served populations in the community with anti-bullying programs, literacy programs and more. They also offer scholarships to children who otherwise would not be able to attend classes or summer camps.
Fort Lauderdale "Children's" Theater is just that -- the Children's theater.....the safe and positive place where kids grow to become better people in a world where you can't have enough better people.

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

I have watched my daughter flourish. For years, she would only work behind the scenes working crew. Although the work behind the scenes is as important as the work on the stage, I felt like she had talent that she wasn't sharing and she was holding back. I am sure it was because of the confidence building nature of FLCT -- no pressure, just affirmation -- that she recently performed a solo that brought tears to my eyes. My daughter is so comfortable in her own skin and I have FLCT to thank for that.

Ways to make it better...

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

help with the building of a new theater.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have volunteered for fundraising events.

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