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Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. Recently, a 30-year old single father of two struggled to find work, to pay for daycare for his children and to secure a home; so much time was spent homeless and hopeless.

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Stoughton Center for the Arts Guild

2320 Jackson Street
Suite 1
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589

Phone: 6088730717
Contact Name: Natalie Norlin
Organization Profile
Grants Info
Arts Education for Stoughton Youth - 2022 Amount Funded: $3,500.00
The overarching purpose of this project is to provide access to those that would not have access due to financial restrictions. Classes in drama, dance, art, and music take place every week from September to May. There are additional expenses for costumes, instruments, music, shoes, scripts, and other supplies. It is our experience that many students are gifted in multiple disciplines which further increases the monthly expense for their education.
We have a year of "normal" under our belt. Any organization working with our communitys students quickly realized how years of social isolation and stress impacted our children. Arts education is credited by psychologists and pediatricians as providing benefits including: mastering anxiety, improvement in self-esteem, enhanced social skills, improved concentration, and self-discipline. With the granted funds, we estimate we can help up to 50 families start or expand their students training in their selected skill. Compounded by the strain put on families by inflation, we continue to receive unprecedented scholarship applications for our 2022-2023 Season.