PAW Steps Up to Help Parents in the Time of COVID-19

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close and the kids are going back to school, either online or in person. While it is a new world, if the last several months have taught us anything, it is that kids don’t stop being kids just because of the pandemic. While the world is getting used to the new normal, parents are faced with the added challenge of providing for their children the structure, socialization, and safety during after school hours so necessary to their well-being. Of course, the challenge is further compounded by the fact that the pandemic has had a devastating effect on the economy and family finances. 

Fortunately, many after school program providers are active members of the community and are sensitive to the needs of the families they serve and are stepping up to help. For parents looking to enroll children in after school programming, but are prevented by financial hardship, relief is at hand. Performing Arts Workshops has been offering arts-based after school and summer camp programming for over 30 years. Their long-standing mission of providing quality arts-based classes and camps to children regardless of finances has been made possible through their scholarship and discount programs. One of the most noted is PAW’s Ambassador Scholarship  The PAW Ambassador Scholarship is a service-in-exchange for tuition program. By volunteering just 1 day (which is now just 4 hours as your schedule permits) to do outreach and networking online to further PAW’s arts education mission, parents will receive 50% off their tuition.

Cheryl Appleman, president of Performing Arts Workshops adds, “We know many of the families we serve. We know what they’re going through. When your child wants to try something new and you have to tell them, ‘no’, that really hurts. I know what that’s like No child or parent should go through that. We developed our scholarship and discount programs because I was a scholarship kid, too. My dance teacher took me under her wing and really gave me guidance and structure I needed. Scholarships made it possible. It changed my life.”

To learn more about Performing Arts Workshops, call (310) 827-8827 for more information or visit   Performing Arts Workshops, named best After School and Summer Camp in LA Parent Magazine, has been providing arts-based enrichment programming for over 30 years.


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