Ovation School for the Performing Arts was founded in 2004 to provide a quality performing arts education that is accessible to children and teens of all demographics. Ovation has become a safe haven for many youth in the community attracting students of all levels of ability, from the professional child actor to the extremely shy teenager that just wants to try something new. The students are free to explore their creativity without fear of judgment or rejection. As a result, the students who go through the program have discovered more than a gift in the arts; they have discovered security and confidence in themselves as individuals. The goal for Ovation has always been to teach more than mere classes in the Arts. They develop confidence by teaching life skills such as self-discipline, teamwork and most importantly the concept of “paying it forward” by giving back to their community whether it’s singing to seniors at a convalescent home or handing out toys to children at Christmas. In doing this, they change the world one student at a time. Learn more about them and their big fundraiser in this segment of Eye on the Community.