"At OYES, children from all walks of life are brought together."
"The experience of being part of a production at OYES is similar to that of being part of a sports team. Children learn that each role is important, no matter how small. Each person has to do their best to support the show. For my high-energy son, OYES has given him a place where his high energy is valued and encouraged, not stymied, building his confidence. I have witnessed the value OYES provides other families.
I've seen OYES provide a place for children with physical challenges, such as cerebral palsy, to use their bodies and voices to transport an audience to other lands full of magic and love. When I watch the productions at OYES, my eyes fill with tears of pride for not only my children, but for others' children, knowing the hard work and courage that is behind each performance, big or small, and how that child's life will never be the same. At OYES, children from all walks of life are brought together."
- Debora Kirkland (Ojai, CA)
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