HiArt! is having a baby…
…her name is TIME IN and she needs your help.
Meet our beautiful new baby: Time In. She’s a fabulous, energetic, young outreach program that has been doing something incredible for the little kids at PS 241 in West Harlem for over a year, and is about to start helping hte kids at PS 242 as well…
HiArt! – one day a week – for a full half-day – during their regular school day -- out in the real world – for a whole year!
Beginning October, all the kids in pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade at PS 241 plus all the Kindergarteners at PS 242will come out of their regular classrooms and spend one morning or afternoon a week at HiArt! Listening to Massenet's Cendrillon and making art at our studio or sketching at museums and galleries – the same exact way that kids at HiArt! have been doing for years. They’ll even get their own art supplies to take home with them, so they can draw and draw to their heart’s content.
Time In is about opening doors for kids in underserved schools and letting them know that the whole incredible world out there also belongs to them. That there is a way – through the arts – in which imagination and reality can work together – for them! So that before you know it, we will have created a whole a new generation of wonderful thinkers, arts lovers and young artists, each of whom will be poised to enrich the world around them with their unique insights and talents.
The Board of Education has given us their blessings, the New York Foundation for the Arts has awarded me an Individual Artist’s Fiscal Sponsorship, and all we need to add to the equation is your financial support!
You know how it is with babies – those first weeks, months and years are the crucial moments for the development of your child’s brain. And so it is with Time In as well. In order to get this project totally funded over the next four weeks we’d like to call upon your sense of community and your love of HiArt! to help spread the word: every dollar you contribute will make Time In not only an immediate reality for some very appreciative kids, but will move us closer to making this kind of education part of what all children can expect to receive in the future.
Can you help us spread the word?
Tell your friends, your friends’ friends, or give me their names and I’ll tell them!
Watch our fabulous Time In Video featuring the amazing kids of PS 241! Play controls will appear when the movie has fully loaded; please be patient... it's worth it!
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