Winter certainly did it's best to bury our classes in snow, but thanks to the fortitude of our instructors, Jim Sisko and the technical team at Bellevue College this winter's Music Performance Production Experience was able to travel to Bellevue College, take part in the performance video recording of the Jazz Band and complete their editing projects. You can see the student's projects on https://vimeo.com/manage/folders/1473669
Your support made it possible for us to start our Wednesday night class, STEP into filmmaking. This class is held for students involved in Snohomish Teen Evening Program, a program offered through YES, Youth Enrichment Services. We are excited to be partnering with Denney Juvenile Justice Center in bring diversion programming to court involved youth. We have been asked to bring our program to DJJC incarcerated youth. We hope to have the portability needed for this task by fall of 2020.
We are excited for the Spring classes to begin in mid-April. Students will be able to sign up on our website on March 8th www.rippleministries.org.
Though no classes are meeting right now much is happening to reach our goals for 2020. With the acquisition of the new TSP Digital Gym space we are adjusting to increased monthly expenses for rent, utilities, internet along with our subscription services that allow our students to have access to Adobe Premier, licensed music and our Vimeo Channel, Ripple Ministries (Teen Storytellers Project)
As new equipment is needed our fundraising goals are increasing and we hope to launch a grant writing campaign over the summer. Unfortunately, like golf tournaments, it takes money to make money. To get our grant writing campaign off the ground we are participating in GiveBig Washington 2020. This state-wide giving campaign is sponsored by 501 Commons as a way to help Washington nonprofits increase awareness and raise funds
Please visit https://www.givebigwa.org/waysToGive.
The Event happens on one day, May 6th. A simple but important way we all can participate is through peer to peer FUNdraising pages. To make this even more “FUN” Ripple Ministries is awarding Dinner and a Movie Certificates in the amount of $220 to the individual or family that raises the most money through one of more FUNdraising pages. You can start building your page as early as March 1st! We sincerely hope you will consider participating!
501 Commons and the GiveBig Washington planners have made this simple by creating a simple platform for creating a page to benefit Ripple Ministries of Snohomish.
Just go to this link: https://www.givebigwa.org/FUNdraising
Here you will find all the instructions forms and guidelines needed to create your page and how to share it with coworkers and friends.
One of the features that will help us be successful is to find companies that will agree to offer matching funds. Do you know of an employer that would contribute any amount as a matching funds gift? We are happy to contact any company you know of that would be interested in receiving recognition for helping us reach our goal of $2000 in matching funds.
Your participation will help us reach our goals for purchasing additional editing suites, cameras and equipment needed to allow for additional classes, activities and the access needed for students to reach their creative potential! This will not only bless our current students, but at-risk teens in Everett and through Denney Juvenile Justice Center’s diversion and enrichment programs.
Please contact Carrie any time with questions or if you need help!
Together we can make The Teen Storytellers Project Digital Gym a Filmmaking Treasure!
In all for the good,