The Improvaneer Method began in 2018 by casting the world's first all Down syndrome improvisation troupe - The Improvaneers. Since then, we have in no small way begun to CHANGE THE WORLD.
Sounds a bit lofty doesn't it? Well, here's what it comes down to - the special needs community needs more jobs, and even better jobs that fit the abilities and goals of the individual. Our goal is to use IMPROVISATION to build skills that will dramatically INCREASE SOCIAL AND WORKPLACE OPPORTUNITIES in those with special needs.
What skills you ask?
Adapting To Change
Attention To Detail
Plus, a huge boost in Self Confidence!
We are currently creating the curriculum and certification process to share what we've learned throughout the country. And we are already getting booked for our teaching program and performances from our cast for 2020. We can't present this program at any conference without organizations and people wanting to know how to bring it to their town.
The buzz is huge!We have already been featured in The Washington Post, TodayShow.com, Inside Edition, The List, The Mighty, Woman's World, Ability Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Fox New Day Cleveland, AOL/VERIZON's Good People, and so much more.
We have measured the effect of this program through credentialed evaluations, parent/cast surveys, and actual case studies. The results are amazing! Improvisation is absolutely and emphatically building skills that WILL increase so many opportunities for all individuals with special needs, and STAND UP FOR DOWNS is leading the way on this charge.
One day, our goal is to fully fund the Improvaneer Method through the marketing of our programs, HOWEVER, right now, we need some support from those of you who believe in our mission. The money you provide will go towards making sure we develop this program in the best possible way and spread it's value to as many individuals as possible.
Where the money goes?
- Website Development for customer use
- Video production of for web-training
- APP creation for ease of use from customers
- Salaries for our Lead Trainers who will be able to teach and certify other trainers around the country
- Grants for those who need funding help to purchase or participate in the program
- Conference Travel and Exhibiting
- Performer Travel Costs
Please click on our website for more info, videos, reviews, pics and more: Stand Up For Downs We know there are many terrific organizations in need of funds this time of year, but we hope you consider helping out this truly one of a kind program that is the missing link in job coaching/training for individuals with special needs. We can't thank you enough!
Founder - Stand Up For Downs/Creator - The Improvaneer Method
...and the rest of the SUFD and Improvaneer Method Team!