In Loving Memory of Lee Thompson Young
If you would like to honor the memory of Lee Thompson Young with a financial contribution, please consider making a donation to The Young Storytellers Foundation. All donations will provide scholarships for at-risk 5th grade students in the Script to Stage program at PS 140 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The Young Storytellers Foundation believes that every child has a story worth telling. In the Script to Stage program, mentors from the entertainment industry go into public school classrooms to work with students one-on-one as they imagine, develop, and write their own short play. At the culmination of sessions, professional actors from film & television perform the student’s scripts at an in-school assembly called The Big Show. From this experience, children learn that they matter. They see that people value what they have to say. Their communication skills improve. And they discover that attending school and studying can be enjoyable and immensely rewarding.
The Young Storytellers and Mentors of PS 140. Lee’s talent, creativity, and beauty will live on in them.