Inspire a Child -EIGHT TO CREATE. We are profiling one Arts to Grow student each week through the end of the year to share how arts education impacts kids in low-income schools in the New York City metro area.
As of today, we have raised $510 dollars from 18 donors! WE NEED TO RAISE JUST $990 BY YEAR END to continue our Theater Workshop Program this winter/spring for 3rd – 4th graders at a low income school in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
YOUR GIFT OF $20.00 will inspire more young people by expanding our arts education programs next year.
Can you help today? PLEASE DONATE JUST $20.00 and give students like Laindry the gift of learning.
This is Laindry. In his Visual Arts Class at Riverdale Neighborhood House in Fall 2011, Liandry was expected to master art vocabulary, art critique and create a portfolio of work. Because Laundry had not previously done any serious drawing or painting, he was intimidated at first. But, with teaching artist Miguel Cossio’s guidance, Laundry created his own superhero cartoon character and several abstract landscape paintings based on the work of artists like Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. By the end of the program, Laundry’s portfolio was displayed before his proud parents at the culminating Art show at RNH. Most importantly, Liandry thought that the whole thing was, “Awesome and fun – I loved all of it.”
As many of our supporters know, Arts to Grow plays a vital role in shaping the educational outcomes of at-risk youth. During November/December we want to raise $1,500 in online contributions to continue our theater workshop for 40 underserved 3rd – 4th graders at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation’s/PS 7 After School program in Brooklyn.
Currently, we have over 50 schools on our waiting list for dance, theater, music & visual arts programs. These programs are always at NO COST to students.
DONATE NOW to support kids like Liandry, and you will play a vital role in boosting student achievement and self-confidence through creative expression. THANK YOU for changing the life of a child!