‘Teach the Youth Hip-Hop’ benefit at The Weidner

Cujo partner with The Weidner to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2023                 

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce we are partnering with Cujo Hip-Hop to present Teach the Youth: A Hip-Hop Benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay’s Youth Arts Initiative. This fundraising event will take place at the Weidner Center on Tuesday, August 15, 2023,from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“I created this event to be an accessible, relatable fundraiser in order to get more young people engaged in philanthropy. The Club does such great work to empower youth and give them tools to better themselves. I’ve been inspired by both the staff and the youth artists, and I want to help spread awareness and garner support for the incredible experiences they create together,” says event organizer and artist Cujo.

Hear from BGCGB organizers about the impact of the Youth Arts Initiative.

There are three ways to give:

  1. $10 Entry Ticket
  2. Gift Card Raffle Wall
  3. Supply Drive Donation (Listed Below, Bold Items in High Demand).
    • Fiber Castel Black Drawing Markers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Crayons
    • Glue
    • Markers
    • Construction Paper
    • Activity & Coloring Books
    • Games
    • Winter Clothing

Beer, wine, and snacks will also be available to purchase. If you are unable to attend the Teach the Youth benefit, a fee-free donation can be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay.

Doors for Teach the Youth: A Hip-Hop Benefit open at 5:30 PM at the Weidner Center, with performances to begin a 6:00 PM. There will be performances and presentations by Cujo and representatives from The Club.

About the Organizer

Cujo is a Green Bay Hip-Hop artist and Spoken Word Poet whose work largely centers around community issues, activism, and empowerment. Cujo also works with youth to teach them writing and musical skills, which help them find their voice and tell their story.

About the Youth Arts Initiative

Meaningful and ongoing experiences with the arts are unavailable to too many children and teens in Green Bay. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay provides innovative, high-quality afterschool and summer arts programming to young people in elementary, middle school & teen years. Through this work, the Club aims to generate information and insights to help policymakers, arts professionals, and others in efforts to improve and expand arts learning for the young.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall, and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming, and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs, and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining, and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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