FROM: Laurel True
BENEFITING: ART CREATION FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN INC
EVENT DATE: Sept 30, 2015
Hello Friends, Family, Students, and Colleagues
The video link below tells a bit of the story I have been part of for the past 5 years in Jacmel with youth artists from Art Creation Foundation For Children. But it’s not my story…it’s the kids’ story and the story of how participatory street art can transform lives and communities.
ACFFC offers education, meals, art, and entrepreneurial training to at-risk youth in Jacmel, Haiti. Founded in 2003, ACFFC provides essential support for 100 youth, offering a safe and loving environment, and a framework through which they can learn essential life skills.
Building on the public success of our Mosaic Program, we plan to launch a series of arts-based entrepreneurial businesses with our older youth. These will support them in becoming professional, self-supporting artists and citizens, while bolstering the existing social programs which allow these young artists to thrive.
This is a wonderful organization that I am deeply involved with and truly believe in.
Check it out and help us share it…forward it to your peeps! The funds we raise will cover operating expenses through the end of the year and help to launch our new programs.
Thank you so much,