Sarah pours her heart out as she sings into her favorite hairbrush and aspires to stand on a Broadway stage.
Sam plays chords on an air guitar and dreams of being in a rock band. Elisa pivots on her tiptoes in front of her mirror as she imagines what life would be like in the New York City Ballet.
These three children want so desperately to creatively express themselves, but financial challenges prevent them from doing so. That’s where we come in. With your help, the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation can provide children with the resources they need to turn their dreams into reality.
Join Zzak G. AOK Foundation and
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore for an outdoor Open Mic Night
Performers and audience members MUST REGISTER!
All ages welcome - 21 and younger to perform!
Bring your lawn chair - Limited Seating
Rescheduled from June 9 to June 18 at 6:30
Join us for a night of inspiration and entertainment to benefit the mission of the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation
Stay tuned for celebrity judges and contestant announcements!
Thank you to the Grunin Foundation for being the Orchestra Sponsor!
Why was the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation launched? Who is it supporting and how is it helping children in our community?
Practicing from what he learned from his piano lessons. Piano was also provided from the foundation to help keep him connecting to music.
Piano lessons funded through the foundation because of the support of our sponsors and donors.
Sharing a special message about believing in yourself!
Help us fund our mission by purchasing
Applaud Our Kids merchandise.
Insulated drinkware - $14
Mask - $14. Children & Adult size masks are available.
Please email email@example.com for information on how to purchase.
Additional cost for shipping.
Drum Roll for our Winners...
Winner of the Step into the Spotlight Soiree & Talent Competition is...
Denzel Rodriguez -
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2nd Place Winner of the Step into the Spotlight Soiree & Talent Competition is...
Noah Wang - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kSJuogjga8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzX740SqOu4&feature=youtu.be" rel="noopener" target="_blank">
Our Audience Choice Winner of the Step into the Spotlight Soiree & Talent Competition is...
Danielle Brindisi - https://youtu.be/p2OnO2efo-w
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our celebrity judges and talented contestants who gave of their time!
Special thank you to all those who attended and donated to support our mission and the kids who are in need of the programming that the foundation provides. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzX740SqOu4&feature=youtu.be" rel="noopener" target="_blank">
Celebrity judge, Tony Nation, giving feedback to contestants Divinity Montijo & Daniel Lipata.
Listen to how Zzak G. AOK Performance Group members answer the question:
How is the performing arts and the foundation helping you during this very difficult time?