My friend Joyce, over at Peaceful Legacies, has created a wonderful program to support the arts in schools. And she needs our support and help.
Here's what she wrote to describe her program:
Even though a multitude of studies have shown that art education teaches students to think more powerfully and actually increases motivation and reduces the dropout rate, art education is disappearing from our schools. And, budgets for art supplies are almost non-existent.
Joyce Wycoff at Peaceful Legacies has launched a contest to award $100 to a school for art supplies ... what she calls a "nit on an elephant" approach. It's a fun contest that invites students to write a 37-word story based on an image she provides.
Please pass this along to any teachers or students you may know ... she has already received a matching grant from an Art Patron so at least two schools will benefit from this contest. She's trying to interest art supply companies in playing also so the more this gets passed around, the more likely it will be that other schools will benefit.
Details about the contest at: http://joycewycoff.blogspot.com/2011/10/contest-100-for-school-art-supplies.html
Please, help Joyce spread creativity far and wide. let everyone you know who is a student, has a student in their home, or knows a student, or knows someone who knows a student (and who doesn't know someone like that?) about this wonderful opportunity.
You'll be glad you did! I promise :)