3,400 Dallas ISD theatre students and teachers to participate in bespoke in-classroom STEAM-based curriculum and attend a dedicated performance of AIN’T TOO PROUD during its Dallas engagement.
Presenting sponsors T.D. Jakes Foundation and the Dallas Mavericks announce their multi-year partnership by showcasing this unique program.
Underwriting provided by the Moody Foundation, The Addy Foundation, and others.
Broadway Dallas is proud to collaborate with the Dallas Independent School District and a consortium of generous underwriters to present our annual Dallas ISD Day. This district-wide STEAM education program utilizes a Broadway musical presented by Broadway Dallas to teach technology, career readiness, and cultural awareness.
Over the course of multiple weeks, 3,400 theatre students and teachers from 25 Dallas ISD High Schools participate in specially created curriculum that relates to the production, taught in classrooms by Broadway Dallas teaching artists. As part of the lesson plan all the participating students and teachers will attend a dedicated performance at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
The program was borne of a growing partnership between Broadway Dallas and Dallas ISD, which strives to provide students access to “the spirit of Broadway” through a wide array of programs and initiatives. In 2021, the program featured the national tour of HAMILTON and returned in 2022 with AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS.
T.D. Jakes Foundation is a Dallas-based nonprofit that focuses on being the bridge connecting underrepresented communities with life-changing opportunities. The Foundation, as an extension of its STEAM Academy, joins Broadway Dallas as the presenting sponsor of the program through a special partnership with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Foundation and the Dallas Mavericks are excited to announce their multi-year partnership that expands opportunities and enables more young people to explore STEAM education and careers. The Dallas Mavericks’ sponsorship fits with its larger MavsTakeACTION! program, which is designed to address racial inequalities, promote social justice, and drive change within the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Inspired by the opportunity to create collective impact in serving the youth of our community, The Moody Foundation and The Addy Foundation have also made significant contributions to underwrite this project.
Additional project funding is being provided by The Eugene McDermott Foundation, Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, H-E-B/Central Market, the Dallas Education Foundation, and the Broadway Dallas Education Ensemble and its Give A Kid A Seat campaign.