On November 18th, a Channel 9 news crew spent the evening with our choir, filming and interviewing our children and adults.This will be part of a human interest story set to air later this week.What a wonderful experience for our youth! Thanks Daniel, Megan, and Channel 9 News KUSA, for sharing our mission with your audience.
The mission of SOAR! Youth and Adult Choir is to offer a unique opportunity for at-risk children to become involved in a safe community of mentoring adult performers, focusing on appreciation of the arts with an emphasis on developing skills necessary for success in life.
“Originally I’m from Missouri and graduated with nine in my high school class (yes, I was in the top ten). After graduating college I moved to Texas and worked as a child welfare advocate, while attaining my Master’s in Counseling. I love working with youth and helping them connect to their personal dreams, from having a forever family to being on Broadway. Traveling, volleyball, people, being outside and playing in make-up are my favorite pastimes. Purple is my favorite color, ducks are my favorite animal, and hibachi is my favorite food.”
Janine has been working as a Wendy’s Wonderful Child Recruiter at the Adoption Exchange through a grant funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation. She will serve a two year term on our Board; Janine has already had a big impact on the choir by recruiting youth for the choir, providing transportation, and scheduling a sing-out in February. Thanks Janine, for your dedication and commitment to our mission!