On May 18, 2019 the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation will host the 2019 Scholarship Showcase at Toms River High School East at 6:00 p.m. Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids scholarship recipients, studio partners and the AOK Performance Group will take the stage and share their talents. Shawn Michaels from 92.7 WOBM will be helping to kick-off the event.
The Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation provides full scholarships for children ages 7-18 living with financial barriers who want to take ongoing lessons in vocal instruction, dance, acting, and instrumental music. These lessons are provided to recipients for the entire school year and during summer programs at local performing arts studios close to the scholarship recipients home.
As a ‘Kids Helping Kids’ Kids organization the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation also has an audition only group of kids and young adults between the ages of 7-22. This is an audition only group called the AOK Performance Group presented by the Jay & Linda Grunin Foundation. Once accepted into the program these children and young adults are invited to travel and perform at non-profit and for-profit events. This teaches the children the importance of community service, helps to build awareness for the mission of the Foundation in the community, and when appropriate the performance group will fundraise for their peers who long for the same opportunities. This group will be performing with our scholarship recipients and 11 out of our 16 Studio Partners that provide the lessons to the children in our program.
On May 18th you will not want to miss our very special finale where all the kids performing throughout the event come together and share an important message! Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students at the door or purchase tickets online for a discount at benefit underserved children who want to take ongoing lessons in the performing arts. All proceeds benefit underserved children who want to take ongoing lessons in the performing arts. For tickets: https://aokscholarshipshowcase.eventbrite.com.