There was once a young high school senior attending Eastern High School in Louisville who earned the opportunity to attend The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts. At no cost, she studied instrumental music for three weeks on a collegiate campus.
That experience gave her the confidence and skills she needed to succeed. She also made new friends and was inspired by arts educators who all became the earliest members of a continually growing arts family that, to this day, supports her dreams and goals.
That young girl was me – as a member of the very first GSA class in 1987. I was transformed by the opportunity and experience after being surrounded by peers and educators from every corner of the commonwealth who helped me discover my talents.
Since its beginning in 1987, more than 5,700 students have benefited from the experience and, like me, they are working and thriving in Kentucky and across the country.
Show your support for this program and for the bright future of all young Kentucky artists by contributing to our 2017 "I Gave GSA" crowdfunding campaign. This campaign runs through Saturday, July 8.