Do Good 2017 Announcement
By Client Leadership Team
Over the past six weeks, we’ve been reviewing all the applications for our Do Good Initiative. It’s been humbling to learn about these wonderful people in our community, city, and region who wake up each day and go to work to make someone’s life better.
We received thirteen applications and we have used every way imaginable to narrow our selection down to one. A virtually impossible task but we feel confident and proud to announce that our selected applicant for The Do Good Initiative 2017 is Stages for Youth.
BACKGROUND: STAGES FOR YOUTH
Stages for Youth, started by Frank O’Farrell, is an after school program and summer camp whose mission is to help youth find their voice and express their individuality through digital and performance arts, to change the trajectory of their own lives, those around them, and their community.
Other than our shared passion for the creative arts, our decision to partner with Stages for Youth was driven by the profound impact their programs are having on kids in our region. In the short term, Frank and a generous group of mentors are introducing young people to a creative world that may have seemed like nothing more than a dream. Everyone that attends the summer camps has an opportunity to meet and work with like minded people to create short films learning skills such as editing, script writing, and creative problem solving. In the long-term, kids are being shown that they can have a future in the creative field doing something that they love.
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WHAT’S COMING UP
Our teams will have a formal kick-off with Stages for Youth on Wednesday, September 20th as we begin on a journey that will culminate in a 2-day long branding workshop taking place the weekend of October 21st. The work that we will set out to do includes everything from naming to brand identity and beyond.
We are very lucky to have an opportunity to spend some time giving back to the city that we love. None of which would be possible without our clients, creative partners, and of course, our Hyperquake team.
OPPORTUNITY TO HELP
Several local companies have already volunteered their services to support our selected nonprofit! If you’re interested in joining them, please email us at [email protected].
You can go here to read more about The Do Good Initiative and why it was started.