Your gift will make our successful and innovative program - The Creative Outlet Method™ - accessible to individuals with special needs.
“We LOVE your program and really appreciate what you provide. Being a special needs family can feel isolating at times and you are like a big hug from the wider world..” – Parent of a participant from Summer Camp
It took 9 years in the business world, and getting an MBA along the way, to complete one stage of the journey, and to move on to the next one. In September 2015 the Universe - or as Joshua is allowing himself to recognize it as God - called. It was a powerful moment: a wave of emotion and thought; visions over the years of writing stories and plays; memories of reaching kids' hearts to get to their minds; his mother encouraging him to pursue a major in special education; his wife; his kids; his entire being. It was all out there in that call - the calling that day that started this amazing adventure of Joshua's Stage.
So, why in the world are you going to give to Joshua's Stage when there are so many other nonprofit organizations out there? The answer resides within the what - what are you giving to Joshua's Stage? Not so much the amount, but more so the lifeline. Joshua created this amazing organization so that all families from all backgrounds and income levels including a lack thereof, can participate, and feel welcomed and accepted. So that each participant can laugh with others who are just like them, a place to feel celebrated for doing something that may otherwise catch a stranger's awkward glance somewhere else.
The phone calls and emails with parents in tears because their child has been "disinvited" from coming back to other programs, yes an actual word a heartfelt parent used was "disinvited", and such words and experiences are increasing.
The successful and innovative program that Joshua created for others to thrive in, and that is still forming to this day - The Creative Outlet Method™ - must be sustainable, and it must be accessible to everyone. Give, and be a part of the adventure at Joshua's Stage.