Kids Need Art

idea by swhackney
Kids Need Art




Overview of Idea


The Kids Need Art Program provides FREE art education to elementary level students in Flint, MI. It was created after Flint Community Schools eliminated their art education budgets and programs from elementary schools. Let's give our children a better, well rounded education, starting with art!

The Specifics: What will the $5,000 fund?

This grant will help provide the necessary supplies for over 700 students including a larger variety of mediums beyond crayons and construction paper. We would like to be able to purchase items like canvases, multiple sizes of paint brushes, and sculpting clay (one of our buildings has a working kiln that has been maintained but not used for over two years due to lack of funding for the supplies). This grant will also provide us with the funds to take our older students on a trip to the Flint Institute of Arts to meet professional artists and get a chance to see them at work. ALL funds will go to trips and tools to provide elementary students with a well rounded, creative education better enabling them to compete in higher grade levels.

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Good luck!!! Love this program.

by JenniferReynoldsInteriors
over 3 years ago | Reply

Sounds like a WONDERFUL idea! We've been inspiring kids in art for years through our non profit EDU DESIGNS! Check out the ways we help here:http://www.edudesigns.org/ Contact us! We may be able to help you! Ruth Elliott, Director

by ruth.elliott
over 3 years ago | Reply


by linda.deguise
over 3 years ago | Reply

My kids Love the projects they have done with Kids Need Art. This is a Great Program!!

by max48506
over 3 years ago | Reply

This is such a Great Program!

by emailhackneystyle
over 3 years ago | Reply

The Kids Need Art Program has been a fantastic service to the elementary students in Flint, MI. The founders are two young parents with school-aged children who saw a need for art education in addition to the 3 Rs. For an entire year they volunteered their time (and provided materials) to bring this education to inner-city students. Talk about parent involvement! Let's help them continue!

by daniellemontpas
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Wednesday, July 11

Submission Ended
Wednesday, August 08
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Thursday, August 09

Voting Ended
Thursday, August 23
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Flint Local 432 - Production Improvements
Flint Local 432 - Production Improvements

Winner Announced
Thursday, August 23

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