Henderson, NV 89074

Helping Underprivileged Youth Learn, Nuture, and Grow, through Participation in the Arts.

Twinkle Toez Foundation


Statistics show that those who are active in the arts raised their SAT scores 57 points. Not only are we getting these children off the streets and into stable activities, but we are also positively affecting their futures.


The youth of Nevada are the future of Nevada. In addition to providing a safe, nurturing place for students to participate in arts programs after school, can you think of a better place to  for kids to “hang out?”


Help us enrich the lives of the underprivileged  youth of Nevada. We will make a positive change to kids lives one student at a time. We will help to develop the future leaders of our nation be the best they can be!

Donate to the Twinkle Toez Foundation

Your contribution will be acknowledged by mail and is tax deductible, as the Twinkle Toez Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization. 

The Twinkle Toez Foundation

Helping Nevada’s Underprivileged Youth Learn, Nuture, and Grow through Participation in the Arts 

In an effort to develop a program whereby all children have the opportunity to realize their dreams through the expression of the arts, regardless of cultural, social, or economic differences, the Twinkle Toez Foundation was established in November 2009 by Christina DeLessio. Twinkle Toez Foundation provides scholarships to under-privileged children in Nevada to participate in the arts…whether it be dance, vocal, musical instruments, art, theater, etc.

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Embrace the Arts and Grow.

Embracing the arts provides a life-long lesson. It does not just teach students the techniques of the art form. It teaches them how to aspire to better things, to reach their highest goal, and then, to reach further. These programs are a source of success for millions of children and the source for a creative outlet that lets children express their unique personalities.

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Christina DeLessio-Sapone

Christina DeLessio has always embraced the arts and recognizes its value in the creative development of our youth. As Miss Clark County 2009, a local preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, choosing her platform was easy—Enriching At-Risk Youth with Participation in the Arts. Christina has been volunteering as a dance instructor at several at-risk local schools and at the Boys and Girls Clubs since 2002. She has spoken to several influential people in the community, from Rotarians to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, stressing the importance of the arts.

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Don’t take our word for it – here’s what past recipiants say:

The Twinkle Toez Foundation is an amazing organization that has helped our family by allowing my daughter the opportunity to per-sue her passion of dance. We were humbled to receive a scholarship that has not only helped her to grow in her technique but has also brought out a confidence that she didn’t have before. The classes and instructors at Step Up Academy of the Arts have allowed my daughter to grow as blossom as a dancer as well as an individual.

An opportunity that without this wonderful organization we would not have been able to provide. So I would just like to say “THANK YOU” for giving my daughter the chance to realize her dream.

The word appreciation in no way can begin to express my gratitude to the Twinkle Toez Scholarship Foundation along with Step Up Academy for the transformation of my 11 year old granddaughter.  When the Twinkle Toez Scholarship Foundation granted my granddaughter the opportunity to continue with her classes. She was praised, given the opportunity to perform in a theatre, hear applause from the audience which made her feel like a superstar and she has transformed into a confident young lady who is no longer afraid to walk through any door.

Thank You Twinkle Toez for allowing my granddaughter to be on top of her preteen world and dance to her heart’s delight.

Twinkle Toez Foundation has given my daughter a gift I could not afford entirely. I enrolled her in what was economical for us and she flourished into a little dancer. When she was given a gift from the Twinkle Toez Foundation of a scholarship I was speechless!  With her scholarship and the ability to attend more classes to make her a well rounded dancer has been a beautiful transformation! I have watched a little dancer turn into a patient, creative, expressive, and most of all a better person. Without the generosity and love my daughter would not be the beautiful young lady she is today. We are very grateful and these few words are just the tip of the iceberg emotionally for how we feel. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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