BENEFITING: Free Arts NYC
ORGANIZER: Free Arts NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
I'm so excited to be running my first marathon this year, and I can't think of a better way to kick off this great first than by supporting a cause near and dear to my heart: Free Arts NYC.
I've been volunteering with Free Arts NYC for the last year, and it is an incredible organization in its mission and the people who help make its programming possible. Free Arts NYC provides mentoring and community outreach via educational arts to underserved children and their families. Through these programs, Free Arts' programs enable the exploration of all possibilities and avenues in life, and help the program participants develop self-confidence and problem-solving and communcation skills needed to realize their greatest potential.
As a graduate of a design school, and currently working in the field as a fashion designer, the arts are an integral part of my life. I was fortunate to have access to arts programs in and out of school growing up; the arts encouraged me to explore and broaden my horizons - qualities that I would have taken with me even if my professional path had gone in a different direction. It's my hope to continue to grow and learn via the arts, and help Free Arts NYC continue its mission of encouraging growth and exploration with our future generations.