Pursuit of the Arts Fund

Congratulations!

 
Kayla (stage name Madelie) Martinez is the first Pursuit of the Arts Scholarship recipient to graduate college with the assistance of this fund! She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree from AMDA College of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles on June 4, 2022, and will pursue a career in acting for television and film. She is from the Cypress Creek High School Class of 2019.
 

 

The Pursuit of the Arts Fund provides scholarship and support to graduates of Orange County (FL) Public Schools who experience poverty or homelessness (with emphasis on those who qualified for McKinney-Vento Act provisions during their senior year) and are pursuing post-secondary education in the visual or performing arts. Students who are the recipients of this scholarship are in a very vulnerable spot during a critical juncture in their lives. We know that the arts can transform lives, and your gift will help to incubate the talent and future of our budding artists and performers.

Funding for the Pursuit of the Arts is provided to students like Savohn, Kayla and Luis.

Savohn wants to be an actor, is studying in New York and soon will move to Los Angeles to finish his college education. You can learn more about him by watching this story by WKMG-TV.

Kayla would like to star in film and on television and is currently about graduate with her degree in Los Angeles.  She was living on her own here in Orlando after her family became stuck in Venezuela. Her moving story was showcased on News 13.  

Luis is just starting at Florida State’s music program and is already a very accomplished French Horn player. OCPS interviewed Luis as part of their #OCPSGrads series of videos of graduating seniors.

Your investment will help us continue to support Savohn, Kayla, Luis and other students whose lives have been transformed by the arts, but who need support to continue pursuing their passion during post-secondary studies and beyond. 

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