'Fighting for My Self'
'In Youth We Trust' Grant Winner
In Youth We Trust Council is made up of high-school-aged youth from across Northern Illinois. The program engages young people in community service and philanthropy. IYWT gives the council members resources and opportunities to help solve problems affecting their peers and their quality of life. The IYWT Grant Program distributes up to $25,000 a year to youth-led projects in the region. IYWT Council Members set grant policy, review youth-inspired service project proposals, and recommend proposals for funding to CFNIL’s Board of Directors.
The 2019 IYWT Grant Cycle were the most competitive to date with 15 groups from across Northern Illinois submitting proposals. The Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois approved nine grants totaling $23,675 which were recommended by the IYWT Council. The nine projects were named in April and Aquin's Theater Department was one of the winners. The grant money will be used across the entire spectrum of the production and in future performances at Aquin.
Fighting For A Voice . Aquin High School
Pictured above right are the 5 girls who helped write the grant with Mrs. Connie Gogel and Mr. Steve Hotchkiss. The girls are Chloe Smith, Zeita Gastel, Madelyn McIntyre, Shirley Hounnou and Kamryn Steil. Way to go, DAWGS!
A Synopsis of the Play
'Fighting For My Self' features individual scenes of dramatic portrayals of these situations as the characters struggle to win back their self-reliance and hold on to their identities in the face of peer pressure. Karen suffers from bulimia. Kim, a recovering drug addict, must confront her younger sister about her drug use. Meg has just found out she’s pregnant. Liz is fighting depression and Juanita must deal with the violent death of her best friend.
Though focusing on women’s issues, this poignant play is vital for all, offering a message of hope."
Cast and Crew
Aquin Theater Dept. presents 'Fighting for My Self'
Friday, Nov. 15th, 9:30am to Sunday, Nov. 17th, 4pm
1419 South Galena Avenue
- Friday . November 15 . School Day Performance . (Time TBD)
- Friday . November 15 . Evening Performance . 7:00pm
- Saturday . November 16 . Evening Performance . 7:00pm
- Sunday . November 17 . Afternoon Performance . 2:00pm