In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the week following the second Sunday of September as Arts in Education Week. Last year we recognized the art and music teachers in our partner school and this year we’re ramping up the action! We’re planning a range of activities to raise awareness for our public school arts educators and to raise funds for our arts based programming.
We’re kicking off the journey to this exciting week of September 9-15th early by launching an online fundraiser on Dick Blick’s Art Room Aid. This supply drive to help fund a project for our NEW family literacy program that works with public school children in PreK-2nd grade and their families to get them excited about reading together to build strong interest in literacy. This project will provide supplies to have the students and their families work together to make puppets to enhance their storytelling at home and in our program.