Asset Builder of the Month:
First City Players
August 15, 2007
Ketchikan, Alaska - PATCHWorks presented their monthly "Asset
Builder" award to First City Players at the recent children's
musical, "Seussical, Jr." Those folks who were able
to attend last weekend enjoyed a real treat and got a sense of
why First City Players is being honored as a powerful asset building
organization said Karen Eakes, Executive Director of PATCHWorks.
Elizabeth Nelson with
some of the children that performed in "Seussical"
after their performance on opening night.
Photo courtesy PATCHWorks
Eakes said, "As research tells us, young people thrive in
an atmosphere that encourages and supports them in trying new
experiences. They thrive in situations where they can learn from
adults in non-threatening ways. They thrive when they are allowed
to express themselves through a variety of creative methods.
They thrive when given the opportunity to take responsibility
for themselves and demonstrate that they can be contributing
members to a larger group effort. They thrive on challenge and
the motivation that comes from doing a job to the very best of
their ability. They thrive in situations that build their self-confidence
and give them a sense of purpose."
She said through the various
wonderful musical theater productions, 'guest artist' in the
schools presentations, and summer ARTScool classes, First City
Players provides young people with all of the above mentioned
positive experiences and opportunities.
Elizabeth Nelson is the director
of First City Players and her work with young people is a pleasure
to watch said Eakes. "She can grab their attention, hold
it indefinitely, and motivate them to do amazing things. And
she does this with natural charm and caring."
Eakes said, "This award
also goes to the unseen hardworking staff of FCP and the many,
many generous volunteers and parents that make this organization
function so effectively. PATCHWorks wants to recognize and thank
all of the people who make up First City Players for their on-going
contribution to the young people of Ketchikan and to the community
as a whole."
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