|PLEASE JOIN us October 11th for a day of thoughtful discussion on ways to address barriers to transportation faced by many persons with disabilities and older adults in our communities.
Location: Cuyahoga County Public Library-Parma Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Road, Parma
Time: 10 – 3. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
✓ LEARN about local and state initiatives to enhance transportation options for persons with disabilities.
✓ HEAR about developing, effective strategies to impact local and state policy to address transportation barriers.
✓ IDENTIFY steps you can take to move the transportation conversation forward!
Archives: September, 2018
Transportation Equity Form October 11, 2018
Sep 12, 2018
Sep 11, 2018
SHARE THE STAGE WITH A FRIEND
A picture can speak a thousand words, but tell only half of the story. The Broadway Buddies story begins in 2009, when it became clear that the Stagecrafters Theatre program had a unique opportunity to meet a need in our community that was not currently being met. Little did we know that our new program would be so rewarding for everyone involved.
Stagecrafters Broadway Buddies, which is a program of Orange Community Education & Recreation, was created to provide performance opportunities for students with special needs. Our objective is for individuals of all ages and abilities to be inspired to take center stage, let their voices be heard and embrace diversity in a safe and encouraging environment.
Each STAR performer is paired with a typical “buddy” who assists with all of the activities and staging scheduled for each show rehearsal. Broadway Buddies addresses various learning and communication styles with guidance from theatre professionals, licensed staff and experienced volunteers.
With the support from Orange Community Education & Recreation, Orange City Schools, several sponsorships and a generous matching grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the program has expanded over the years.
Our hope is to secure ongoing and consistent funding for the upcoming years so we can move forward and continue to grow and develop inclusive programs that are beneficial to all participants.
Embracing our mission “process over product”, Broadway Buddies provides endless possibilities and life changing experiences for all individuals involved in the program. Our students with exceptional gifts and unique challenges help increase awareness, compassion and empathy within our community. Together, our Buddies and STARS share the stage, in a common interest and a common goal – making the performing arts accessible to everyone.
32000 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
Stagecrafters’ Broadway Buddies is a program of Orange Community Education & Recreation/Orange City Schools