I don't normally do this kind of thing. But several of you have generously asked how you can help send Jewel to the American Ballet Theatre summer intensive. I want you to know how sniffy and teary-eyed and humbled this makes me feel. It is one of the singular joys of my life to write this blog and the fact that you care enough about me and my family to actually help with something like this? Well, "thank you" just doesn't seem adequate. But I'll say it anyway: thank you. Here's the deal: full tuition (including the Day Student Fee) is $1,900. There are no scholarships offered for this intensive. In order to reserve her spot, we need to make a $700 deposit by February 12th. Jewel has already saved $500 of her own money to help pay her way--we'll use her money for the Day Student Fee due on May 31st. So, I need to come up with $700 before February 12th and $700 more by May 1st.
To make fundraising easier, I've set up a donate button through Paypal. All donations will go directly to her tuition.