Cabot set to launch new educational program this summer

BEVERLY — The Cabot theater announced this week that it will receive $100,000 over three years which will help launch a new educational program for kids.

The nonprofit historic theater was one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants between $100,000 and $500,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Cabot was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process.

The theater says it will use the funding to launch its first educational program, In Focus, which is aimed at “making an impact in the lives of troubled or underserved kids” by allowing them to tell their stories through film. It will also seek to expand the concept and educate more privileged kids on how to become allies for marginalized communities.