Rootstock 2020

A fundraising campaign for New Roots Charter School

Finger Lakes Youth Music Celebration

New Roots Charter School & Grassroots are excited to partner to present Rootstock. Rootstock is a celebration of youth music in the Finger Lakes and will take place on May 16th, 2020 at the Bernie Milton Pavilion in Ithaca, NY. Limited opportunities exist for young people to perform, as they often face complex age requirements and restrictions. This event is designed to create a safe environment for young people, and their families and friends, to enjoy musical performances and celebrate the skills, talent, hard work and creativity ever-present in our youth.

Our inaugural Rootstock festival in 2019 was an overwhelming success bringing together over 40 youth performers from the Central New York region. Young people had the opportunity to connect with each other forming new collaborations and propelling their artistic drive.

Rootstock encourages youth involvement in the arts by providing an opportunity for youth performers to connect with their community. Rootstock provides a professional performance venue and professional sound design, inspiring continued involvement in the arts.

We are raising funds to allow Rootstock to be an annual tradition that motivates and encourages young people to make music as a passion and positive use of their time.

Your donation to Rootstock helps us in all aspects of producing the festival, including:

  • Special events permit
  • Promotional and design needs
  • Facilities expenses
  • Hospitality for performers
  • T-shirts for artists and volunteers

New Roots Charter School is an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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About the Organization

New Roots Charter School

New Roots Charter School is a center of innovation for 21st-century students, preparing students for the next level of education at 4-year universities, by empowering entrepreneurial thinking using social and environmental sustainability as a lens for education. Accountability of all students thrives with opportunities for leadership, entrepreneurship, teamwork, experiential and community-based learning.

Identified as a leader in sustainability education by the Green Schools National Network, New Roots Charter School depends on community support to maximize learning opportunities that inspire young people in finding their life’s work and passion.

New Roots Charter School prepares a diverse student body to meet the challenges of citizenship, work, and life-long learning in the 21st century. Our interdisciplinary academic program features hands-on, community-based learning that supports students in solving real-world problems. New Roots Charter School students earn a Regents diploma and demonstrate readiness for higher education by earning college credit and...

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