My sister and I have a non profit organization doing a benefits concert to raise money for an Youth entrepreneurial and performance arts program entitled BLAST ( building,leaders and stilled training)We have decided to have Jennifer Holiday, Broadway's original Dream girl, Tony and Grammy Award winner as our guest. She has already agreed. We are seeking sponsors to cover the fee for the event; venue, performers fee and advertisement. We are also seeking sponsors to sponsor a youth ( many youth and children we work with are from low income families and some of the youth/children live in shelters. We are very active in the local community and have in the past received a grant from the Long Island for Girls mentorship program, we also were mentioned in a local newspaper and given recognition for the outreach work we have done with at-risk youth. The grants we will be applying for will assist us in helping many other at-risk youth and children who need the support and encouragement to go for their dream.