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Art Scene

Into the arts? Then lend a hand at a local theater or gallery. Perform by yourself or with friends at senior centers or hospitals. You can also teach your skills to other kids, or collect materials for cash-strapped arts programs.

See how these honorees made a difference through the arts
  • Brooke Hale

    Brooke is the co-founder and executive director of a free after-school arts program that has been offering weekly classes in musical theatre to elementary and middle level students in her school district for the past four years. 

  • Kahlil Epps

    Kahlil co-founded "Project SnapShot" to use his skills as a photographer to preserve holiday memories for children and families in need.

  • Alexis Lehrman 

    Alexis has raised more than $50,000 over the past five years for the fight against breast cancer by recruiting friends and professional artists to help her create paintings that are then turned into posters and sold at Susan G. Komen for the Cure events.

  • Virginia Newsome 

    Virginia created a nonprofit organization in 2011 that has donated $50,000 worth of visual and performing arts supplies to schools that cannot afford them.

Additional Resources

National Association for Music Education 
http://www.nafme.org/
American Alliance for Theater and Education 
http://www.aate.com/
National Dance Education Organization 
http://www.ndeo.org/
National Art Education Association 
http://www.ndeo.org/