Youth Rising Above Adversity | Fox Tucson Theatre

Youth Rising Above Adversity

At the Fox Tucson Theatre, we know that exposure to the arts helps children develop crucial traits, ranging from persistence and motivation to creative thinking and problem solving.  Yet so many of our local youth lack access to large-scale performing arts due to challenges such as poverty, health issues, social-emotional difficulties, language barriers, and familial distress.

There is a need here, and we are working to meet it.  To do so, we partner with non-profits serving youth and families facing significant adversity to distribute free tickets to the family shows taking place at The Fox.

The Impact
  • Almost 3,300 free tickets distributed since September 2018.
  • Non-profit partners report significant impacts on their members:

“The families all expressed what a gift it was to give their kids some joy as they go through some of the most difficult times you can imagine.  Most also expressed that they never would have had the opportunity to treat their families to a show at the Fox due to not having the funds to do such things.”

“…all of our families were delighted with the show… for many families in our community, this experience was a 1st. Many have not ever had the opportunity to attend this type of event, due to financial struggles or even language barriers.”

Partner Organizations
  • Amity Foundation Circle Tree Ranch
  • Arizona’s Children Association
  • Big Brother’s, Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • CASA Support Council for Pima County
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Child and Family Resource Center
  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health
  • El Rio Community Health
  • Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
  • Head Start Centers (various)
  • Herencia Guadalupana Lab School
  • Ikashitaa Refugee Network
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Intermountain Center for Human Development
  • Integral Touch for Kids
  • Jewish Family and Childrens’ Services
  • Lapan College Club
  • La Paloma Family Services
  • Literacy Connects
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Make Way for Books
  • St. Elizabeth’s Health Center
  • Tu Nidito
  • United Way
  • Urban League/ Project YES
  • YMCA
  • Youth on the Rise
  • Youth on their Own
Interested in Receiving Tickets for Youth/Families Served by Your Organization?

Contact Jordan Wiley-Hill and let him know:

  • The name of your organization
  • The kind of significant adversity faced by those you serve
  • The age range of the youth you serve


By donating just $45, you can help send a parent and two children to a life-enriching experience at The Fox.  Help make it happen!



The Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.