BAAY has always been about belonging. We may be known for our spectacular musicals, but from the beginning our mission has been about more than just teaching kids to sing and dance:
• It’s about meeting them where they are, helping them find their unique voices.
• It’s about expanding imagination, building confidence, strengthening connections, deepening a sense of community.
• It’s about welcoming all children, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or gender expression, or their family’s financial resources.
For the past fifteen years, hundreds of young people in our community have found their places at BAAY (through our theatre, choir, preschool, and at-school EduArts programs). And in this strange time - when routines are disrupted, when everyone seems anxious, when the very air we breathe is uncertain - finding that place of refuge and belonging is more important than ever.
And yet - it’s at risk. We’ve hunkered down for COVID — we’ve cut our expenses, applied for grants, recalibrated our classes to reach kids in quarantine. We look forward to the day when we can fling our doors wide and welcome students back into our space. But to get there, we need your help. Your generous support today will help make sure that BAAY is still here when this is all over, not just as an idea, but as a real place where kids find they belong.
The goal for this campaign is $20,000, to offset lost revenue due to COVID cancellations. All donations will go to BAAY’s General Fund, to directly support operating expenses and provide scholarship assistance to children who would not otherwise be able to participate.
You can be one of the heroes that sustains BAAY during this time of uncertainty. Your gift today can help make sure BAAY is always a place where everyone can say, "I Belong at BAAY!" Thank you on behalf of every child, regardless of financial status, who will walk through the doors when we are able to re-open.
Please give generously today.
You can watch the full "I Belong at BAAY" documentary at https://baay.org/ibelong/
BAAY is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 38-3868071). Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.