Julia Zuppa is a high school student in Orleans and a current student at the Ottawa School of Theatre (OST). By doing theatre classes, starting at age 6, Julia discovered many life skills, became empowered by theatre and found her own voice. She took it upon herself to start the “Kids in the Spotlight” grant program, raising funds through donations to fund five grants per year for five children between the ages of 6 and 12 to attend one week of summer camp at OST, free of charge, starting in 2024. Julia wants to support youth in gaining more confidence, becoming more comfortable with themselves and finding their own voice through theatre.
The OST Board of Directors will choose the 5 children according to this checklist. After the children are selected, they will be contacted and given a list of camps to choose from. The applicants who were not chosen will also be contacted.
Applications for Summer 2024 are due March 8, 2024.