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1,000 KIDS

We’ve accepted a critical mission: Make Arts Education real for 1,000+ underserved kids nationwide to keep the creative connection alive.

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Project Description

AhHa!Broadway was created to bring Arts Education programming through musical theatre and specially developed workshops to underserved children throughout New York City who aren’t provided the services they deserve—and we’re taking that commitment nationwide. The pandemic isn’t the only challenge to this programming — every year more of the Arts are cut from our schools.

Arts are not a luxury. From the time children develop motor skills, they rely on the arts to learn how to communicate. Arts are a great collaborative experience and teach us to critically think, empathize, and understand the human condition.

AhHa!Broadway is taking on the mission to help bring these vital services back to schools.

During the time of necessary social distancing, when classrooms are closed, funding will provide teaching artists and licensing rights for musicals and plays. It will also enable us to acquire cost-advantaged computer hardware to allow access by kids currently without it. 

Our focus will be on providing performing arts programming at no cost to schools nationwide, for at least 1,000 participating children. Through partnerships with technology companies, we will make kid-friendly computers available at no cost to as many underserved children as resources allow. We will also be providing scholarships and targeted arts programming, plus the opportunity for virtual performances to especially-talented children nominated by educators from underserved schools. 

When in-person classes are safe and regularly in session in the New York City area, we already have the infrastructure and teaching artists ready to deploy. Funding will be directed towards licensing rights for musicals and plays, costumes, art supplies, set building materials, rehearsal space rentals, additional teaching artists, and procuring any additional cost-effective computers and technology for distribution.

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Thanks so much for your support! In case you have any questions about how to fund our campaign, we have put together this quick email to walk you through the process step-by-step.

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How are you funded? We are primarily funded by grants by New York City Council Members, and also have programming that schools or individuals may purchase directly.

Who runs AhHa!Broadway? AhHa!Broadway is a women-led business --  the founders and Board of Directors are all women!

What ages do you serve? We serve ages 1-100! 

Where do you serve? We are based in New York City, but thanks to the power of virtual technology we are able to serve communities everywhere and ready educate students in 7 other states!

Do you offer group discounts for programs? We do! Email us at heather@ahhabroadway.org

How do I get your program in my school? Contact your Council Member, Principal or Parent Coordinator. We are happy to set up a meeting and discuss our services!

Do you teach private lessons? We do! Acting, dancing, singing, make-up and piano lessons!

What are the qualifications of your Teaching Artists? Our team is made of up the most highly skilled professionals whom we have vetted and trained to ensure the best experience for our students.

Where does the funding go? Funding goes towards licensing rights for musicals and plays, costumes, art supplies, set building materials, rehearsal space rentals, teaching artists, and procuring cost-effective computers and technology for distribution.

Do only teach in English? We offer dance programs in Spanish and Russian!

Do you only teach Musical Theatre? We teach a wide array of performing arts classes and workshops. Visit our website www.ahhabroadway.org to see a full listing. We can also tailor most programming to suit your needs!

01/18/2021
Shout-out and AhHa!Broadway Face Mask
$50
Marc
01/16/2021
AhHa!Broadway Facemask
$10
Victor Lee
01/13/2021
Virtual Shout-Out
$30
Andrew
01/11/2021
AhHa!Broadway Facemask
$10
Christine Martel
01/04/2021
Virtual Shout-Out
$25
01/01/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
01/01/2021
Monetary Contribution
$835
Todd Donovan
12/31/2020
Make-Up Master with Maria Kent + more
$250
Gail Ferris
12/30/2020
LED Smart Display Mask (from Daftboy) +
$115
12/30/2020
Shout-out and AhHa!Broadway Face Mask
$50
Monetary Contribution

Any amount - large and small - will bring us further on the 1,000 KIDS mission. Thank you for your contribution!

21 Supporters
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10.00 USD
AhHa!Broadway Facemask

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a stylish AhHa!Broadway Face Mask!

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2 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Virtual Shout-Out

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms.

11 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Shout-out and AhHa!Broadway Face Mask

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, and a stylish AhHa!Broadway Face Mask!

16 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Online Dance Party (up to 6 kids) + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a special AhHa!Broadway online Dance Party Workshop for up to 6 children!

May be gifted.

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2 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Interior Designer Consult + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a one-on-one interior design consultation for an individual or couple with Michael Nairn, Jr. (www.michaelnairn.com). Michael has been involved in planning and designing of interior settings for a vast variety of design situations from private homes to high-end hotels. (Date TBD between the participant and designer.)

May be gifted.

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
(5) 12 oz Bags of Dancing Ox Coffee +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and (5) 12 oz bags of Dancing Ox Coffee! Does your coffee make you dance? Enjoy 5 bags of ethically sourced and rhythmically roasted specialty coffee!

 

1 Supporter
None available
250.00 USD
3 Online Piano Lessons + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and 3 private online piano lessons, with Miss Heather. 

(May be gifted to a single individual. Lesson dates to be mutually decided between participant and instructor.)

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0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Make-Up Master with Emmanuel + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, as well as a private online make-up tutorial for one person with Masters Of Make-Up Artist Emmanuel De Jesus (make-up kit included) - - images displayed are for example only.

May be gifted.

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0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Cooking Class with Sous Chef + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a 90-minute one-on-one private cooking class (for an individual or couple) with Carlos Checo, Sous Chef for The Meatball Shop. Carlos can deliver a choice of recipe for a classic Beef Meatball, a Chicken Meatball (Gluten free), or a Vegetarian Meatball. (Ingredient list and recommended tools will be provided to recipient before the virtual class -- date TBD between the participant and chef.)

May be gifted.

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0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Make-Up Master with Maria Kent + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a private online make-up tutorial for one person with Masters Of Make-Up Artist Maria Kent (make-up kit included) - images displayed are examples only.

May be gifted.

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
LED face mask + $150 Gift Cert. +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, an LED smartphone-controlled face mask (see below), and a $150 gift certificate for AhHA!Broadway services!

(Awesome washable LED smartphone-controlled face mask (lightweight & water-resistant) made with a comfortable, breathable inner lining to give you the best comfort while showing off your digital designs! )

May be gifted.

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0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
"Mockingbird" Playbill + $200 Gift Cert.

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, a "To Kill a Mockingbird" playbill (autographed by star Jeff Daniels and castmembers), and a $200 gift certificate for AhHa!Broadway services!

May be gifted.

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
"Chicago" Playbill +$200 Gift Cert. +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, a "Chicago, The Musical" playbill (autographed by principle cast members (2019)), and a $200 gift certificate toward AhHa!Broadway services!

May be gifted.

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
VIP Dance Coaching w/ World Champion +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a private (virtual) VIP coaching session with the amazing Tatiana Keegan, the reigning U.S. amateur national champion in International Latin (35+). Tatiana has many accolades to her name with several other champion titles, TV appearances, and as an accomplished teacher. (This reward may be received for an individual or as a dance couple, and may be gifted.) 

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Leading Social Media Expert Consult +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and receive a one hour one-on-one consultation with Stephanie Cartin, one of the founders of New York City’s Leading Social Media Agency Socialfly. Stephanie can provide some insights on best practices for getting the most out of  your social media strategy on Facebook, Instagram, and more, coaching on a more effective brand-building campaign, relationships with influencers, and even some hints on what you're doing right and where to improve. An hour with Stephanie, co-author of the #1 New Business Consulting book on Amazon titled ‘Like. Love. Follow', is priceless. (consultation is free and without further obligation, and scheduled with mutual convenience). $500 Value 

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Develop/Record Podcast w/ Leading Expert

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a VIP podcast development and recording package worth $2,500 (this may be used by you or gifted).

MouthMedia Network, a leading podcast production company, will work with you one-on-one to conceive and develop your podcast, coach you as a media personality, record an actual episode (remotely, including HD audio and HD video) and edit and master the audio into a final episode. Includes working directly with the CEO, a consultation session, a recording session, and a final publishable audio file. You’ll also get tips on launching and succeeding with your new podcast. (Visit www.mouthmedianetwork.com)

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Any amount - large and small - will bring us further on the 1,000 KIDS mission. Thank you for your contribution!

21 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
AhHa!Broadway Facemask

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a stylish AhHa!Broadway Face Mask!

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Virtual Shout-Out

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms.

11 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Shout-out and AhHa!Broadway Face Mask

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, and a stylish AhHa!Broadway Face Mask!

16 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Online Dance Party (up to 6 kids) + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a special AhHa!Broadway online Dance Party Workshop for up to 6 children!

May be gifted.

1 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Interior Designer Consult + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a one-on-one interior design consultation for an individual or couple with Michael Nairn, Jr. (www.michaelnairn.com). Michael has been involved in planning and designing of interior settings for a vast variety of design situations from private homes to high-end hotels. (Date TBD between the participant and designer.)

May be gifted.

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
(5) 12 oz Bags of Dancing Ox Coffee +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and (5) 12 oz bags of Dancing Ox Coffee! Does your coffee make you dance? Enjoy 5 bags of ethically sourced and rhythmically roasted specialty coffee!

 

1 Supporter
None available
250.00 USD
3 Online Piano Lessons + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and 3 private online piano lessons, with Miss Heather. 

(May be gifted to a single individual. Lesson dates to be mutually decided between participant and instructor.)

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Make-Up Master with Emmanuel + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, as well as a private online make-up tutorial for one person with Masters Of Make-Up Artist Emmanuel De Jesus (make-up kit included) - - images displayed are for example only.

May be gifted.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Cooking Class with Sous Chef + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a 90-minute one-on-one private cooking class (for an individual or couple) with Carlos Checo, Sous Chef for The Meatball Shop. Carlos can deliver a choice of recipe for a classic Beef Meatball, a Chicken Meatball (Gluten free), or a Vegetarian Meatball. (Ingredient list and recommended tools will be provided to recipient before the virtual class -- date TBD between the participant and chef.)

May be gifted.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Make-Up Master with Maria Kent + more

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a private online make-up tutorial for one person with Masters Of Make-Up Artist Maria Kent (make-up kit included) - images displayed are examples only.

May be gifted.

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
LED face mask + $150 Gift Cert. +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, an LED smartphone-controlled face mask (see below), and a $150 gift certificate for AhHA!Broadway services!

(Awesome washable LED smartphone-controlled face mask (lightweight & water-resistant) made with a comfortable, breathable inner lining to give you the best comfort while showing off your digital designs! )

May be gifted.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
"Mockingbird" Playbill + $200 Gift Cert.

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, a "To Kill a Mockingbird" playbill (autographed by star Jeff Daniels and castmembers), and a $200 gift certificate for AhHa!Broadway services!

May be gifted.

1 Supporter
None available
500.00 USD
"Chicago" Playbill +$200 Gift Cert. +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, a "Chicago, The Musical" playbill (autographed by principle cast members (2019)), and a $200 gift certificate toward AhHa!Broadway services!

May be gifted.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
VIP Dance Coaching w/ World Champion +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a private (virtual) VIP coaching session with the amazing Tatiana Keegan, the reigning U.S. amateur national champion in International Latin (35+). Tatiana has many accolades to her name with several other champion titles, TV appearances, and as an accomplished teacher. (This reward may be received for an individual or as a dance couple, and may be gifted.) 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Leading Social Media Expert Consult +

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and receive a one hour one-on-one consultation with Stephanie Cartin, one of the founders of New York City’s Leading Social Media Agency Socialfly. Stephanie can provide some insights on best practices for getting the most out of  your social media strategy on Facebook, Instagram, and more, coaching on a more effective brand-building campaign, relationships with influencers, and even some hints on what you're doing right and where to improve. An hour with Stephanie, co-author of the #1 New Business Consulting book on Amazon titled ‘Like. Love. Follow', is priceless. (consultation is free and without further obligation, and scheduled with mutual convenience). $500 Value 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Develop/Record Podcast w/ Leading Expert

As a thanks for your donation, you will receive a Virtual Shout-Out via our social media platforms, a stylish AhHa!Broadway face mask, and a VIP podcast development and recording package worth $2,500 (this may be used by you or gifted).

MouthMedia Network, a leading podcast production company, will work with you one-on-one to conceive and develop your podcast, coach you as a media personality, record an actual episode (remotely, including HD audio and HD video) and edit and master the audio into a final episode. Includes working directly with the CEO, a consultation session, a recording session, and a final publishable audio file. You’ll also get tips on launching and succeeding with your new podcast. (Visit www.mouthmedianetwork.com)

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward