Teaching students about diversity, bullying, healthy choices, tolerance,
respect and environmental responsibility.
HCPA Commitment to Students
Because of the generosity of fundraising, sponsorships and
donations, the HCPA provides free and low cost performances for
school-age youth. During the 2011-12 school year, $28,674.00 was
spent on transportation and production fees, and 9,125 young
audience members experienced the excitement of live performances.
Research shows that participation in the arts has a tremendous
impact on the development of every child and helps to level the
learning field across socio-economic boundaries while deterring
delinquent behavior and increasing overall academic performance.
Building Bridges Classroom Program
Honorary Chair Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Building Bridges Ambassadors: Gilbert Mayor John Lewis and City
of Mesa Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh
Event Chair: Jamy Belcher
The Building Bridges Program teaches lessons about
diversity, bullying, healthy choices, tolerance, respect and
environmental responsibility through the songs of three-time
Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin.
Classroom teachers are provided with a fun interactive study
guide that they integrate into their existing curriculum. The
program culminates with approximately 3,500 students being
transported to the HCPA on January 15 and 16, 2013 to experience
a live concert performance starring Tom Chapin. Thanks to the
generosity of our corporate and individual supporters, the
program and bus transportation are all provided free to the