Celebrating the Stories: Children’s Book Month

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. I just love this quote by Mason Cooley. Our kids are in situations they have little control over, where space is limited and the future is uncertain. Reading is such a great way to put yourself in...

Art Matters: Winter Artwork Kits

What a way to kick off the holiday season! We recently received a grant from Penrod Society that enabled us to provide all students in our tutoring program a bag of supplies to create artist-inspired bulletin boards over winter break. To me, a bulletin board...

Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Araujo

The name ‘Joy’ represents Joy Araujo well. She always has a smile on her face, has a great sense of humor and keeps things upbeat. She is also a beauty queen (no, really – she participates in pageants throughout the country!), and lights up when you ask about her...

Tips for Engaging Students through Art

This week is National Arts in Education Week. I like this week because I think art is important. I like this week because I love art. I like this week because I’m not sure what I would do without the arts in my life. I was lucky enough to attend primary and middle...

Presenting: Summer Art Kits

We can’t believe it –  the school year is almost over and it’s nearly summertime! The last day of tutoring at all of our partner locations was last Wednesday. And even though tutoring is over for the school year, we always try to make sure the students we...