The 2012 Laurel Ball Committee
cordially invites you to attend the
9th Annual Laurel Ball
Dinner & Dancing
Friday, December 21st
seven to eleven o’clock
15 Arlington Street
The 2012 Laurel Ball is dedicated
to the memory of Lauren Dunne Astley
Proceeds to benefit the Lauren Dunne Astley Foundation
directed to their annual sponsorship of dynamic
educational and violence prevention programs for
healthy teen relationships in our community
Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fundpromoting healthy teen relationships, the arts, and community service
To learn more about the programs that are supported by the LDA fund to promote healthy teen relationships please visit the following links: REACH Beyond- http://www.reachma.org/what-we-do/prevention-and-education-program
Acting to prevent violence “The Yellow Dress Productions” http://www.deanaseducationaltheater.org/yellowdress.html
VOICES AGAINST VIOLENCE Reaching Out, Speaking Out http://voicesagainstviolence.net/?page_id=50
SECOND STEP Social Emotional Skills for Early Learning-Grade 8 http://www.secondstep.org/
Please remember if you are attending the Laurel Ball this year, to bring a book to the event to benefit others
This year’s Santa bags will be filled with books for
Thank you to all of the 2012 Laurel Ball Committee Parents and Overseers for all their contributions
The Laurel Association for Student Philanthropy enables high school students and their parents to participate in the process of charitable giving through the planning and production of an annual holiday event held in the city of Boston.
The 2012 Laurel Ball Committee includes thirty eight students from diverse New England
High Schools. The annual committee prepares each year's invitation list and their outreach to school and neighborhood friends brings together hundreds of families from the Boston area and many from other parts of New England and beyond.
The vision is to build a diverse community of young philanthropists who join together for a common cause each year and remain connected through their shared memories and collective achievements for many years ahead.
Join the Laurel Ball Committee if you have a child in high school and help make this a sustainable process and a new tradition for families in Boston. Thank you for your support.
'Transform the life of children in your community'
Beneficiaries: Cradles to Crayons & Beacon Academ
Beacon Academy~ a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas; preparing students to thrive at competitive independent and public exam high schools.
Help give 14 months that last a lifetime. beaconacademy.org
Boston's Cradles to Crayons equips homeless and in-need children with the basic essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued. Help keep kids safe and warm this year. cradlestocrayons.org
SPECIAL GIFTS FOR KID AROUND THE WORLD
We will fill "Santa bags" for kids in the Manna Project Nicaragua
Please bring any used baseball equipment to the event and they will go to children in Nicaragua. Thank you
'Giving to special programs for special children
love of dance
and creative expression in children with Downâ€™s syndrome
BOSTON BALLET's Adaptive Dance Program, now in its fourth year, continues to be a successful joint venture between Boston Ballet
and the Department of Physical Therapy, Children's Hospital in Boston. The program reflects an innovative collaboration between the staff from both facilities and is designed to foster a love of dance and creative expression in children with Downâ€™s syndrome.
St. Stephen's Youth Program, South End Boston,
(Bishop's Summer Academic and Fun Enrichment)
" The Holiday Spirit of Giving"
Santa Bags for our local Toy for Tots
TOYS FOR TOYS
The Gifts of Music & Gifts of Literature
Conservatory Lab Charter School
Learning Through Music
The mission of the Conservatory Lab Charter School is to engage all children by using the Learning Through Music curricular model to ensure every child's academic, artistic, creative, and social/emotional success, as validated by qualitative and quantitative measures.
Conservatory Lab Charter School
'The Gift of Giving to other'
Never gives up on a child
Epiphany is an independent, tuition-free, middle school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures, and cognitive profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition that we find God in and through each other's presence. Epiphany's small classes, individualized curricula, and extended school days provide rigorous academic, moral and social instruction. In close partnership with families, we are an innovative learning community that affords structured support to help students thrive. Together, we are a school that never gives up on a child. Epiphany challenges students to discover and develop the fullness of their individual gifts. We seek to prepare graduates who will contribute intelligently, morally, and actively to the society they will inherit.