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Military BRAT Art Camp

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THE STORY:

THE BRAT ART INSTITUTE'S INAUGURAL 2016 MILITARY BRAT ART CAMP

A joint project of the Military Kid Art Project and Brats Without Borders, in association with Old Dominion University.

Our mission is to understand and empower military youth through art and creativity.

Our goal is to provide free scholarships for every military kid, ages 12-17, who wants to attend the 2016 Military BRAT Art Camp at ODU in Norfolk, VA.

Art binds communities and illuminates culture as few things can. This is especially true for military children who move 6-9 times before they graduate, endure multiple deployments, sacrifice their own needs for their family and country, and are then scattered to the winds like the petals of a dandelion, with no geographical “home” to which to belong.

According to Abraham Maslow, belonging is the third most important human need behind food and safety - even more important than self-esteem. But knowing where you belong can be tough when you're moving all the time and worrying about your deployed parent - even tougher while your brain is still forming and you're still learning how to bond, communicate, and express yourself.

The Military BRAT Art Camp is the only program of its kind, developed by professional artists who were also raised in military families. Author Robin Pascoe says, "Home is where you don't have to explain yourself." For creative military kids, home is a week at the Military BRAT Art Camp creating, celebrating their culture, and just hanging out with new brat friends and teachers who really "get it."

“Art is the most profound way in which a group of people can understand their culture and other cultures. Somehow, art gets at the soul of who we are as a people. It transcends race, class, and gender. It transcends sexual orientation. It transcends history. It transcends war. It, for me, is the only thing that truly is eternal. Histories get rewritten and changed. They get buried. But art, for some reason, manages to remain untainted.” — Poet-Playwright Marcus Gardley, Playwriting Professor/Brown University, MFA/Yale Drama School

ODU is graciously donating the classrooms, gallery space, snacks and lunches, and room and board for the teachers and staff, but we still need to purchase art supplies and program materials, equipment, insurance, and pay staff salaries and travel expenses.

For more information about the BRAT Art Institute and the Military BRAT Art Camp, please see:
www.bratswithoutborders.org/military-brat-art-camp/
www.bratswithoutborders.org/about-bai/

$1,511

MONEY RAISED
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  • Denise Lobodinski

    $20

  • Grace and Owen Herring

    $25

  • Nicole O-Pries

    $20

  • Jasmine and Ryan Pitt

    $25

  • Tracy Brown Gilmer

    $50

  • Chris Anderson-Hoke

     

  • Donna Jobert

    $10

  • Hopkins family

    $100

  • Colorado BRATS Club

    $146

  • Pat Collins Miller

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Ginger Turner

     

  • Ken & Deedee Flauding

    $100

  • Linda Martin

    $100

  • The Boesch Familu

    $100

  • David and Nancy

    $25

  • Saniya and Christina Hudson

    $25

  • Susan and Don Linch

    $75

  • Helen R Drake

     

  • Carol, Hannah & Hayden Beldon

    $100

  • Timothy E Wurtz

    $50

  • John Hunt

    $25

  • Tim & Kay Gifford Tim Gifford Bronze

    $50

  • The Nagata Family

    $100

  • Richard Schrade Jr.

    $50

  • Jim Casey

     

  • Ellen Harris McMackin

    $25

  • Bruce Skinner

    $15

  • Chris Corbat (Bonn HS '75)

    $20

  • Chris Kyrios (Karlsruhe American HS)

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barb Deschner-Dunnam

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

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8% Raised of$20,000 Goal

The Team: $1,511 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

BRATS WITHOUT BORDERS

Amount Raised

$1,291

 

6% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lora Beldon

Amount Raised

$220

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Barb Deschner-Dunnam

Barb Deschner-Dunnam

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Chris Kyrios  (Karlsruhe American HS)

Chris Kyrios (Karlsruhe American HS)

DONATION: $20

Brats helping Brats. Challenge a friend to donate to this great cause. 4 years ago

Chris Corbat (Bonn HS '75)

Chris Corbat (Bonn HS '75)

DONATION: $20

Giving back to the next generation of BRATS! 4 years ago

Bruce Skinner

Bruce Skinner

DONATION: $15

My dad, Lee Skinner, who was a DoDDS teacher. 4 years ago

Ellen Harris McMackin

Ellen Harris McMackin

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jim Casey

Jim Casey

4 years ago

Richard Schrade Jr.

Richard Schrade Jr.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Nagata Family

The Nagata Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago