Plymouth, NH – Today, Plymouth State University announced that its TIGER program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of TIGER in helping children, schools, and parents deal positively with bullying and other social issues and concerns facing children in schools today. The grant will provide two hundred dollar scholarships to schools in New England that have never had a TIGER performance or have not had a TIGER visit within the last two years.
“We are so thrilled to have Target’s help in bringing TIGER to schools in New England. Target’s commitment to children and community aligns perfectly with what TIGER is all about”, Pam Irish, TIGER Tour Manager.
The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.
“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with Plymouth State University’s TIGER as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”
In addition to the grant received by Plymouth State University Target also gives through signature programs such as:
About Plymouth State University’s TIGER program
TIGER (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility) is a powerful and exciting collaboration between the Integrated Arts and Counselor Education graduate programs at Plymouth State University. TIGER is a professional theatre company designed to help children, schools, parents, and communities deal proactively and positively with social issues and concerns facing children in schools today.
Based entirely upon the anonymous writings of New Hampshire school children, a TIGER performance incorporates live actors, puppets, theatre, movement, and music to engage school audiences from K-8. By using children’s’ own words, TIGER enables children to hear their own voices as they step back from the experiences of bullying and the intolerance of individual differences to move into more positive social interactions at school and in their community.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,856 stores across the United States and Canada, and at Target.com. The company plans to open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
Pam Irish, TIGER Tour Manager, Plymouth State University: (603) 535-2647
Target Media Hotline: (612) 696-3400
6pm: Spaghetti Dinner & Socializing in Prospect Dinning Hall
7pm: TIGER Performance
WHAT A DEAL!!!
Tickets are priced: $5 per person and $15 for a family of 4.
This fundraiser is being sponsored by TIGER, Sodexo, and S-O-S. All money raised from this collaborative effort benefits the S-O-S Faculty Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to our students in need. We are grateful for your support of our students as the cost of higher education continues to climb.
TIGER TAKES ON BULLYING won a bronze award in the children’s programming category in the 34th Annual Telly Awards. More than 12,000 entries from all 50 states were submitted; entries do not compete against one another, but are judged on their own merit by industry professionals..
TIGER TAKES ON BULLYING is a co-production with NHPTV.
TIGER is proud to announce it won an EMMY through the Boston/New England Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for best produced “Children/Youth Program.”
Check out this link for details: www.plymouth.edu/news/psu-tiger-program-roars-to-an-emmy-win/!
TIGER Takes on Bullying, the TV pilot created with NHPTV has been nominated for 3 NEW ENGLAND EMMY AWARDS!
The Award Categories we have been nominated for are: Graphic Arts Set Design, Children/Youth, and Musical Composition/Arrangement
Plymouth State University’s TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility) presents Transitions, an educational production based on the writings of Plymouth State University students about sensitive issues that cause students stress. The production uses theatre, music and dance to illustrate ways in which college age students can cope with the stressors of college life and make positive choices for themselves and others. The production is funded under a three-year Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The performances and discussions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., April 10, 11, 12 and April 14 at 4 p.m. in Hyde Hall Room 120. The performances are acceptable for high school and college-age students and adults. There is no charge for admission.
TIGER Auditions Begin Tomorrow
An exciting opportunity for first and second year students! TIGER is holding auditions Feb. 12 and 13 for a new play they are creating in conjunction with the Suicide Prevention grant received with NAMINH and PSU. Auditions will be held in Silver Center, Room 122 from 8-10 p.m. on Feb 12 and 6-9 p.m. on Feb 13. Those interested need to contact Brenda Gleich at x52803 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. This is a paid opportunity for ALL first and second year students with an interest in acting, singing and dancing. We will be casting five students. Additional questions, contact Patricia Lindberg at email@example.com.
December 20th TIGER completed a 3 day tour of Lunenburg, MA sponsored in part by the Chris Maki Foundation. The visit included performances in all three Lunenburg public schools, student workshops, and a parent workshop.
During a two week period in November TIGER visited the Portsmouth, NH area schools delivering its message to students, teachers, and parents. Performances were held at the elementary and middle schools and both parent and teacher workshops were held throughout the city.
The CMMF will be providing scholarships to schools in the Lunenburg, MA area. We are super excited as this is a part of Massachusetts that we have not yet toured. The program kicks off on December 19th and 20th when we will be performing shows at the Lunenburg Primary and Middle schools along with student and parent workshops.