Thank you for visiting! We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. We hope you’ve been inspired by our mission and our passion for youth programs and entertainment.
Support OYES by making a one-time donation. You can even spread your contribution out over the next 12 months. Donations are securely processed by Paypal. All donations are tax deductible and will be used for the growth of OYES!
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES) in its first-ever “COLOR OUR DOTS!“ fundraising campaign.
Just Say OYES! to the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio when making your tax-deductible donations for 2012 by clicking this link ojaiyes.org/donate.
There are many donor options to choose from starting at $8.33 each month to whatever your heart desires! Help us fill up our “O” with color and bring our logo to life! Our goal will be reached when the “O” is full.
Our Mission Statement
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging, inspiring, educating and entertaining children & families in the Ojai Valley through the experience of quality theatre, dance and music. We strive to support and work with our local schools, home school networks, and other organizations to enrich the lives of children of all ages.
OYES will help fill the gaps of public, private and home school education and be a core creative resource for students to thrive and be inspired. Due to systemic budgetary constraints, drama, choir, and other fundamental music classes are being scaled back or, in some cases, eliminated. And many home-schooled children will benefit from daytime classes in the performing arts.
We need $40,000 to help keep us fiscally strong!
Here’s how your donations will help OYES:
Covering production costs
Maintenance of the theater
Salary for staff members
Supplementing the rent
Maintaining existing equipment
Just Say OYES! to the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio and bring the joy of the performing arts to our youth.
You can make a choice today that will make a difference in your community tomorrow!
—June 23, 2015
We hope you will take a moment to consider making a donation to support our organization. We’re local, non-profit, and dedicated to our mission of educating, inspiring and entertaining audiences and students of all ages.
VALUABLE repairs to Elation dimmer packs in the theatre (dimmers control the stage lights)
MUCH NEEDED new storage shed for supplies
Funding towards our FALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM with the goal of at least 5 scholarships!
$10,000 will provide:
UPGRADES our sound board (mixing console) and tech equipment for the main stage theatre. THIS IS BIG! Upgrading our equipment is required in order to accommodate wireless mics for our students
$20,000 will provide:
Wireless mics for student youth and adult performances
Upgrade lighting equipment
Laptop for Tech and Office
Complete funding for OYES FALL 2015 Scholarship Program
Donate to Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio by MAY 30th and your donation will go towards making valuable upgrades and improvements!
—MAY 10, 2015
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES) is overjoyed to be kicking off our 2nd Annual 20K in 20 Days Spring Fundraiser, May 10 – May 30, 2015.
OYES is a 501C3, not-for profit corporation, inspired by the need to make sure that kids have access to arts education, and the work we do plays a beautiful role in the entire Ojai Valley community.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Since January of 2012, OYES has welcomed over 17,000 audience members and over 600 students into our programs. Recent production include,A Year With Frog and Toad, Into The Woods, Jr, and currently, Seussical, Jr!. Ticket sales and tuitions only cover about half of the budgetary needs of OYES. This is why we need your help to continue offering the arts community of the Ojai Valley these wonderful events and services.
Here at OYES, we love what we do, working with our students and creating each production from start to finish. With consistent funding we are able to keep growing as an organization and an essential community resource for youth and adult performing arts programs. To learn more about OYES visit www.ojaiyes.org.
Because OYES is a 501C3 corporation, donations are completely tax deductible, so you can rest assured that you are helping your community AND getting a tax write-off! It’s a win-win-win. You win, OYES continues, and our local actors and musicians continue to be provided with the opportunity to learn and enjoy their craft.
The Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio is seeking much needed community support as they kick-off their 2014 Spring Fund Drive: 20K in 20 days! Their mission is to challenge, inspire, educate and entertain children and families in the Ojai Valley through the experience of quality theatre, dance, and music.
“OYES was inspired by the need to make sure that kids have access to arts education,” according to Artistic Director, Krista Kim, “but the work we do is plays a beautiful role in the entire Ojai Valley community.”
“Twenty thousand dollars in twenty days is a challenging goal,” Kim noted. “It’s actually about half of the funding the organization needs annually to keep the doors open and the staff paid. If there’s any small community in America that can pull together and help us meet this goal, it’s Ojai.”
Three times each year, OYES produces musical theater programs for kids. Past productions include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, and Annie. Currently they are in rehearsal for Mulan Jr., but they also offer Technical Theater classes, upcoming summer camps, Youth Improvisation workshops, and a free community choir for kid.
OYES also offers programs for adults including the Ojai Valley Improv group who rehearse twice each week and perform on the first Saturday of every month. In addition, the senior choir, Rockin It Old School, meets weekly at OYES.
“Our tuitions and ticket sales only cover about half of our budgetary needs.” Kim explained. “We’re required to find that additional support from time to time, and right now we’re faced with a gap that must be filled.”