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May 2014:
Perform 4 Purpose receives a grant from the Central New York Community Foundation to aid in providing supplies to Perform 4 Purpose After School Workshops!  
A HUGE thank you to the Leadership Council of the Cayuga Community Fund!

A letter to the editor of The Citizen was written by Karen Burcroff, Principal of AJ Smith Elementary School (Union Springs, NY) regarding the Perform 4 Purpose event, Perform 4 Project Hope, held on May 18, 2014 featuring the Perform 4 Purpose Union Springs Guitar Club and Ukulele Club.  Click here to read the article!

April 2014:
Perform 4 Purpose Co-Founder, Jim Van Arsdale, was featured in an article about Perform 4 Purpose in the SUNY Oswego Alumni Magazine!  Click here to read the article!
Our Mission:

Perform 4 Purpose was formed for the charitable purpose of fostering and encouraging youth involvement in the arts in the Central New York area, by providing opportunities for live performance events that will benefit local charitable needs in our community. We seek to include events for those involved in all forms of artistic expression such as music, theater, and dance. To this end, we are committed to establishing a family-oriented organization that provides children a safe, wholesome environment where they can experience the joy and wonder of live performance, while developing skills to make better life choices and become contributing members of the community.

What We Do:

Perform 4 Purpose is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization comprised of three student-driven programs: fundraising events, after school student workshops, and summer camps.  Through the fundraising events program, Perform 4 Purpose organizes several events annually that feature local artistic performances.  We seek to include events for those involved in all forms of artistic expression such as music, theater, and dance.  At these events, students perform alongside seasoned veterans within their area of interest.  Through the after school student workshops program, students are able to gain knowledge in specific artistic disciplines.  Through the summer camp program, students are provided with the opportunity to attend arts-based summer camps.  Perform 4 Purpose also provides scholarships to students who are interested in attending a student workshop, Perform 4 Purpose Summer Camp, or another approved arts-based summer camp.  For more information on our programs, please visit our "Programs" page.
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Help a child discover the joy of music and make a difference in the lives of others!
Sponsor an After School Workshop student by supplying them with
the instrument and materials necessary to participate in one of our workshops!
Click here to sponsor a student!

Apply for a Grant!

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For general information about Perform 4 Purpose
please contact info@perform4purpose.org.
 Photo By Stephen Merritt.