Rillieux has applied to attend US Performing Arts Acting for the Camera this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
Performing Arts
High School in the Community Academy for Law and Social Justice
New Haven, Connecticut
Successfully funded on April 19th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$1,850 raised
$0 to go
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Rillieux's Story

I discovered my passion for acting when I joined my first play, The Lion King. I loved the feeling of being someone else and feeling their pain. During this play, I was assigned as Mufasa and he was the exact opposite of me. I was able to play with his powers and add my own feelings to make the character come alive. After experiencing this act, I became passionate about acting because it brought me a feeling of freedom. I enjoy taking part in a scene because it allows me to be any person without being judged. It also gives me the opportunity to try new roles and broaden my horizons. Acting brings me great joy because it provides me a sense of accomplishment because it challenges me to learn a new role that can be the opposite of myself.

Attending US Performing Arts Acting for the Camera would help me pursue my passion for acting because I am always ready to learn more about making my acting better. US Performing Arts will help me by giving me the building blocks to pursue my passion and will allow me to meet people who have the same interests like me. I was born and raised in NYC and I am aware that this great city is a leader in the area of acting. Attending this program gives me the opportunity to participate with great artist and classes to help me pursue my passion. I would like to experience being part of a diverse community to learn more skills and I know that this program will offer it.

A Note from Mr. Brown, Rillieux's Mentor

Rillieux has already shown his ability to commit to hard tasks, first by traveling from Bridgeport to New Haven and back every day by himself on public transportation just to get to school. He is passionate about acting and it gives him a great way to express himself and develop as a person. It also gives him an opportunity to develop his leadership skills. As we seek to expand our drama/acting programs, we are going to need students who have a more solid footing in these arts. Rillieux, with the support of US Performing Arts Acting for the Camera and the ongoing support of the current musical theater staff, will be able to have a role where he shines and brings in other students to the fold.

Campaign Activity
Success! Mr. Brown helped Rillieux raise $1,850
April 19
Dalio Foundation donated $641
April 19

Congratulations on reaching your goal! The Dalio Foundation is proud to provide support as you discover your passions and pursue your dreams.

Jill Savitt donated $25
April 15

This sounds like a wonderful program, and I think that you will be great!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Nicole Vitali donated $10
April 13

Wishing you luck in your campaign, keep sharing your campaign and you'll be funded in no time!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Barbara Crowley donated $25
April 12

My daughter (your teacher, Barbara) talks to me about how wonderful so many of her students are, and I appreciate the opportunity to help such special young people.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Barbara Crowley donated $10
April 12

Your enthusiasm for all aspects of life, and drive to succeed, are wonderful traits that I hope you will continue to apply in all areas.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Rosalyn Diaz Ortiz donated $10
April 10

Have fun! Enjoy your week acting!!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $250
April 5

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

Matt Brown donated $40
April 3

You'll do great at this program Rillieux!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $40

Cari Strand donated $10
April 2

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

US Performing Arts Camps
US Performing Arts Camps donated $600
April 2
Student Contribution donated $99
April 2
Mr. Brown started this campaign
April 2
Rillieux was accepted into Wishbone!
February 2