17:42 on 1 Jun 2015
Artists, local supporters, and friends gathered along the central promenade of the Encinitas Country Day School to herald the opening of the new Polestar Lifetime Learning Foundation with a Gala celebration. Polestar performing arts staff rocked the campus amphitheater stage with Gala international, classical and contemporary performances and light shows that culminated with the Yanni version of “For All Seasons” and inspired the crowd to standing ovation.
Polestar Performing Arts Academy director, Kraig Kidd-Dragula performed Master of Ceremonies duties to introduce the Polestar volunteer board members, and share the vision of the new public benefit non-profit. Inspired by the Polestar vision, “to support young artists and scientists in becoming the principled leaders we need for tomorrow’s world,” the director explained how the new foundation will support the aspirations of serious young artists, scientists and leaders throughout the community, regardless of their individual ability to pay.
The organization’s three-pronged approach is designed to inspire leadership qualities in local youth through offering performing arts and community outreach programs for children, and professional development for the adults who serve them. Polestar Lifetime Learning has received a grant from Encinitas Country Day School to share its performing arts facilities and resources. To learn more about Polestar Lifetime Learning Foundation visit polestarlifetimelearning.org on the worldwide web.