November 2001, the young people in our programs were visited
by a panel of artists from the Jumpstart program. The group
included a poet, an art educator and the owner of a design business.
They talked about how they became involved in the arts and the
possible career options in the arts. Following that evening
and the interest from our young people Jumpstart secured the
funding to produce three arts workshops with our teenagers.
first workshop took place in May 2002 and involved the participants
in creating self-portraits which were printed on to a product
of their choice e.g. tee shirt, tote bag, etc.
LLC brings the arts to children between the ages of 3 and 18,
specializing in those at risk. While many of their clientele
enjoy normal childhood pleasures, others face abuse, hunger,
homelessness or economic distress. By engaging skills and compassionate
teaching artists to lead dynamic programs, Jumpstart boosts
the confidence, cognition, and community spirit of the children
consults with schools and school districts, social service agencies,
childcare centers, health care providers and museums. They provide
an array of services:
Design and Management (workshops, performances and residencies
for children, family arts adventures, staff training and development,
Fundraising, Marketing and Public relations
planning to integrate the arts for long-term client and organization