Every Kid at the PAC (EKAP) is an outreach program committed to improving the quality of life for North Central Washington’s underprivileged youth. A significant segment of local kids lack access to experience the performing arts. In fact, 20 of our 24 local elementary schools have a majority of their student population that qualifies for free and reduced meals, and these same schools have a minority population over 50%.
This outreach project is one strategy to meet these needs by creating opportunities for every student. EKAP includes a three-pronged plan to allow students in local schools with high poverty populations to experience the performing arts:
EKAP offers dynamic, interactive exchanges between students and artists designed to inspire creativity, motivation, imagination as well as promoting cross-cultural communication. These educational experiences help students build a positive self-image as well as an enriched understanding and appreciation of their community.
During the 2017-18 Numerica PAC season, EKAP has worked with 12 school districts: Wenatchee, Eastmont, Cashmere, Cascade, Quincy, Entiat, Orondo, Waterville, Chelan, Manson, Pateros, and Palisades.
Full Monty Donors, Peoples Bank, Steve & Jan Lutz Giving Fund, Tom & Mary McNair, Van Doren Sales, Wenatchee Youth Circus
Chelan Douglas School Retirees’ Association, Civil Committee of the Diversity Council (City of Wenatchee), Community Art Support Program (City of Wenatchee), Crunch Pak, NCW Foundation, Wenatchee Exchange Club, Wenatchee Walmart Store #2187, Women’s Service League of NCW