Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I never knew what a musical was!

Last night, thanks to their Seats for Kids program, we were able to choose eight kids to attend Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Dallas Summer Musicals. A couple of weeks ago, the kids saw Wizard of Oz.

The University of Values and After-School Academy is committed to providing new and unique experiences to kids in our after-school and summer programs to help them gain a broader perspective about the opportunities available to them...whether it's attending plays and musicals or becoming an engineer who can help reduce emissions at a Frito Lay plant.

We believe all of our kids have the potential to do great things if they are exposed to the right opportunities that help them "dream and envision who they can and will one day become."

So, it's always exciting to me to hear kids excited about these new experiences.

When I asked the kids how they liked Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jailyn excitedly said, "I never knew what a musical was!" Then, as we exited the freeway to Roseland, the kids got excited all over again, "Look! That's where we went!!" Sure enough, a huge billboard by Roseland advertises Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

All eight kids said they liked the musical and would go back. They especially liked the flying car and when the man caught the kids.

Stay tuned...we will continue to have more wonderful opportunities to come!