BENEFITING: FREE ARTS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN
Free Arts for Abused Children's Multicultural Summer Arts Camp allows a diverse group of children from our partner agencies - places like group homes, transitional homeless shelters, and affordable housing communities, located all over LA County - to explore various art forms alongside professional teaching artists, experienced staff, and caring adult volunteers in a day-camp environment. Arts Camp consists of two day-camp "sessions," each of which lasts for one week.
The volunteer-to-children ratio is kept low at about 1:3 in order to foster bonding between the adult volunteers and the kids. Participants of Arts Camp discover and express their creative talents while overcoming barriers, opening their minds, and building bridges to others - as well as the world around them. Some examples of projects from Arts Camp 2013 include poetry, mask-making, dance, African drumming, and musical theatre.
The goal of Free Arts' Multicultural Arts Camp is to foster positive social interaction skills within their own age ranges and with adults, generate a sense of community within the group that children from difficult situations may be lacking, provide opportunities for children to succeed through diverse artistic and cultural experiences, encourage tolerance by introducing youth to music, art, dance, theater and literature from a variety of cultures, to spark the kids' creative spirits, and of course, to have a blast!
The mission of Free Arts is to inspire hope in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, homelessness, and poverty through innovative creative arts programs and positive interactions with caring adult volunteers.
THIS JUST IN: Free Arts is VERY excited to announce that we have an anonymous donor who is willing to match the funds raised in this campaign, dollar for dollar! That means that if we meet our fundraising goal of $2,500, we will receive an additional $2,500. Please help Free Arts to meet our goal of $5,000 for this summer camp experience!