Finding the Joy in the Journey
August 29, 2017
Mileage Tracker: 150
I am running to raise money to bring arts education in the form of the West Virginia Dance Company (WVDC) to Tamassee DAR School! We have already raised money to bring the WVDC to Crossnore and I wanted to be able to get them to more schools!
Tamassee DAR School is a private non-profit children’s home and family service organization offering multi-faceted programs to serve children and families in crisis. If we raise enough money I would to like to fund the WVDC performing at the Kate Duncan Smith DAR school in Grant, AL as well!
The professionals of the Dance Company have synthesized their love of this creative expression with the educational objectives within the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) to create an innovative and memorable experience. Arts education has such an amazing impact on students and sadly is one of the first things that is cut when budgets get tight.
I am the person I am today because of the music and drama that I participated in as I grew up! My self-confidence and creative problem solving have their roots in my arts education and I want to make sure we not only inspire the next generation but give them all of the tools we possibly can to develop and succeed!