A Message to Parents from GSA
As a brand new Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts parent, you have almost as much to look forward to this summer as your gifted teen. At GSA, we take pride in showing young people that life is filled, not only with art, but with possibilities. While many of our GSA alumni go on to careers in the arts, just as many go into other fields. Wherever life takes them, however, the lessons they learn at GSA – about dedication, discipline, creativity and expression – last their entire lives.
The Governor’s School for the Arts is non-profit program administered by The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The program is offered at no cost to your child in order to provide equal opportunity for all of Kentucky’s talented youth. Though the Commonwealth of Kentucky underwrites a portion of the program, the rest of the funding comes from private funders and individuals. GSA needs annual parent and alumni support to make the experience possible for our talented young artists. As a parent, there are a few ways you can make a real difference.
On opening day, we will ask all parents to sell 10 raffle tickets at $10/piece over the three weeks their son or daughter is with the program. This is GSA’s primary parent fund-raiser and we thank you in advance for participating in this program. Secondly, we will be selling “congratulatory” messages to family members and businesses in our final day program. Inside the enclosed materials you will find more details on this program. This is a great way to recognize your new GSA Grad and help support the program at the same time. Finally, we realize everyone’s ability to give is different but we hope you will consider making a charitable contribution to GSA. You’ll hear more about this in the weeks and months ahead, and we hope once you see what GSA does for your child, you will be inclined to support the program in whatever way you can.
You will be hearing more from me about the program in the future (and a lot more about it when your teen returns in July). But to get an idea of how your child will spend three extraordinary weeks immersed in intense, high quality arts programming while building strength of character and global awareness, go to Why GSA? to view a video about GSA. The link will take you to a second video as well: the MyGSA video created by GSA alum, Rylan Tuohy. This video is a stunning representation of just how GSA can impact your child’s life. Until then, I look forward to seeing you on our first day, and I hope you let me know if you have any questions about the program.
The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts