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Performing Arts Camp, Formerly Funded by Britney Spears, Now in Danger of Closing

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Back in the early years of her career, Britney Spears funded a project directly, called the Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts. The project has since been funded by Britney, 50 Cent, G-Unit and the Jonas Brothers, but now, it’s in danger of losing its funding.

The program is now called Summer Stars Camp and on a yearly basis, it sends 250 disadvantaged children for a ten day excursion into rural Massachusetts for artistic, theatrical and musical education. Without celebrity sponsorship, the program may have to close its doors for the first time since 1999.

Following Britney’s sponsorship, the program received funding from American Idol, but since 2006, the camp has worked independently to gain its own funding in order to keep afloat.

The program’s last chance at funding is a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Everything Project. The camp is 91st on the list, but with a few hundred extra votes, it can succeed! All you have to do is go to this site and vote!

Check out some of the celebrity visits, below!

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Voting only takes a minute! You could help so many kids live their dreams!