Student-led play raises money to support ASTEP!

Even after graduating from Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, where they led an ASTEP Student Chapter, this dynamic and inspiring group of students continues to champion ASTEP’s mission. While navigating their first few months as freshman at several different Boston colleges and conservatories, these students knew they wanted to stay involved with our work. They created a play and performed it as a fundraiser for ASTEP. Estrogen & Testosterone debuted with two shows on January 12, 2013 at the 45th Street Theater Jewel Box in NYC, raising over $1,400  to benefit ASTEP’s programming! We are so proud of their commitment to using the arts as a force for social change. For your talent, dedication, and creativity– Jake Evans, Daniel Hutchins, Serena Kassow, Alynn Parola, and Renee Richard — we thank you for being leaders in the ASTEP community!  

Seniors from the Walnut Hill School for the Arts raised over $1,000 for ASTEP!

Congratulations to the 2012 graduating class at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and thank you to everyone who participated in the Senior Showcase, which raised over $1,000 for ASTEP!

We have all had such a good time working closely with the ASTEP@WalnutHill student chapter, especially Co-Presidents Renee Richard and Jake Evans, both graduating seniors. We wish you all the best as you head to college and hope that we keep in touch. And we’re looking forward to getting to know the new Co-Presidents, Courtney McCain and Owen Alderson, who will take over the leadership position in the fall.

A big thank you to Meg O’Brien and Kyle Brown, members of the ASTEP community, for speaking about ASTEP at the event!




High school students using the arts for change. ‘Tis the season.

Walnut Hill ASTEP focuses on raising money for impoverished youth by using students’ artistic talent. For the Holiday Season, Walnut Hill ASTEP created a holiday album featuring readings and musical performances of winter-themed work (by students majoring in Writing, Music, and Theatre) with a cover designed by a Visual Art major. To sell and celebrate the CD, the school community gathered in holiday-decorated dining hall as the students on the CD and others performed winter favorites.  — Renee Richard and Jake Evans, Co-Presidents of Walnut Hill ASTEP 

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Many thanks to Renee, Jake, and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts community for holding this festive fundraiser and for being an example of the transforming power of the arts! The ASTEP community appreciates all that you do.