The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Helping Kids Through Art

I'd like to tell you about an organization I just learned about today called Our Kids Atlanta. Their focus is on helping at-risk kids through art-based mentoring programs. The belief is that through art and the connections they make through the art programs, kids will learn how to make better life choices in every aspect of their lives.

I've committed to donate some art to their fundraiser this summer, but they really need more than that. If anyone reading this is in the northwest Atlanta area, they could use some good art teachers and a boost to get their drawing and painting programs started. They've got a great program for dance and photography already, as you can see from their website:

Our Kids Atlanta homepage

But they have a long wishlist, like any non-profit:

Curriculum Design - Curricula and lesson plans for Arts classes.
Mentors & Teaching Assistants - Interact directly with students in class settings.
Grant Writing & Fund Raising
Solicit for InKind Donations - Art Supplies, Cameras, Local Airtime, Talent.
Event PlanningSilent Auctions & Public Events, Student Exhibits & Recitals, Cultural Enhancement.
Costume Making & Design
Marketing Consulting - Marketing & PR.
Graphic Design - Brochures, Printed Materials.
Web DesignSite Design & Maintenance.
Media & Video - Videographers, Editors, Voice Over Talent, Copy Writers. 

Please contact Jeff or Bliss through the website if you can help.

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