Every child has the right to an education.

Education transforms lives and breaks the cycle of poverty that traps so many children. Education for girls is particularly important – an educated mother will make sure her own children go to and stay in, school.

And yet: an astounding number of children and youth – an estimated 264 million globally – are not getting an education, due to war, famine, child marriage, child labor and other forms of violence, deprivation, and abuse. Each and every one of them deserves the opportunity to learn so that they may someday reach their full potential.

With Next Stage Production / Z’s help, there can again be children and adolescents after school enrollment in primary and secondary after school arts than there were a decade ago in the Los Angeles area.

Whether it means setting up temporary classrooms for children, distributing books and other learning materials, training teachers or even rebuilding an entire after school educational system, NSP/ is committed to getting kids back to learning – whatever it takes we can uplift, inspire, and motivate individuals to live a positive life, to reach their highest potential, and thrive in their field of dreams?

Yet malnutrition is linked to nearly half of all childhood deaths under 5 – stealing about 3 million young lives a year. And for millions of children, chronic malnutrition will result in stunting – an irreversible condition that literally stunts their physical and mental growth.

We work to ensure that the most vulnerable children, including those in undeserved communities, can access their right to quality education.

Education and the arts are the smartest investments we can make to support child survival, growth, and development. This is why, as an NSP/ supporter, I am deeply concerned with the issue of equal access to education.