OYES: Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

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Donations provide ongoing support for our enrichment and youth entertainment programming. Individual donations such as yours, help us fulfill our mission and allows us to grow our youth enrichment, education, and family entertainment programs. Your donation will provide continued support for Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio.  OYES is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

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Everyone at Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

Donate to OYES!

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!

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Our Campaign

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:

  • Scholarships
  • Covering production costs
  • Maintenance of the theater
  • Salary for staff members
  • Supplementing  the rent
  • Maintaining existing equipment
  • Utilities

Just Say OYES! to the Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio and bring the joy of the performing arts to our youth.

Visit us at ojaiyes.org for more information.

OYES 20K 2015

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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.

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—May 23, 2015


$5,000 will get us started, including:

  • 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
  • Copy Machine
  • 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.


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.

Help us meet this challenge. Make your contribution today to OYES’ 20K IN 20 DAYS Spring Fund Drive.  www.gofundme.com/oyes2015

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.

Thank you for supporting OYES theatre!


Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio

316 E. Matilija Street, Ojai, CA 93023



OYES Announces Spring Fund Drive

20K in 20 Days!

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.”

OYES will incorporate mail, phone calls, and social media to reach as many people as possible in the Ojai Valley during this critical fund drive. OYES is a 501©3, not-for profit corporation and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the IRS tax code.

Those wishing to help OYES in their goal for 20K in 20 Days! Should visit their website at www.ojaiyes.org or call the offices at 805-646-4300.

Our Generous Donors

  • Michelle Buchman
  • Solitude Lake Management
  • Gai Jones
  • Fern Barishman
  • Karin and Rod Dingman
  • Candace Delbo
  • The Kotula Family
  • The Mitchell Family
  • Scott Satchell
  • Joanne and Rakesh Menon
  • Janet and John Ward
  • Al and Lori Aragona
  • Mike Mendoza
  • Dave and Jennifer Hankins
  • Sara MacCracken
  • Robin Gerber
  • J.B. and Elizabeth White
  • James and Gabriele Lashly
  • Kimberly Love
  • Gary Van Valin
  • Susan Elizalde
  • Julija Zonic
  • Smitty West
  • Robin Goldstein
  • K.G. Kelly
  • Cheryl and Dave Palmer
  • George Cooper
  • Lin Coleman
  • Primavera Gallery
  • Gwen Pace
  • Mike and Nancy Roberson
  • Jennifer Moses
  • Krista and Seton Kim
  • Hudson Kim


Contact megg@ojaiyes.org / 805-646-4300, if you would like to help!

Just let us know which activities you are interested in and we will add you to our ongoing list of amazing volunteers!

Front of House

  • Box office/Concessions/Usher


  • Set Building/Painting/Costume Construction


  • Mailing Campaigns/Office Help


  • Running Lights/Sound/Assistant Stage Managing

Community Outreach

  • Flyer Distribution/Marketing/Reception Coordination/Fundraising