This grant was a prayer answered. In my first year of teaching, I refused to send students on stage in t-shirts or without shoes just because the student could not afford to buy it or the parent did not see the value in the dance experience. Because of the faith and support of The Pollination Project, I was able to provide all 150 students with the inclusive experience and prove to the students, parents, administration, and community, that these students are capable of commitment, dedication, emotional focus, and cognitive problem solving skills.
They deserve the chance to experience all that the dance world has to offer, and with The Pollination Project Grant, I was able to provide that. The shoes, costumes, and tights still live in the HSMS/HSHS Dance Program Closet and has grown immensely. The students also see the support you have given and will hopefully learn by example to become a strong, supportive and generous member of his/her community.