How You Can Change the Life of a Child

06/26/2017 by rpatrick

Did you know that arts education aids students in skills needed in life and the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative?

And that youth who participate in arts and creativity learning are:

  • Four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
  • Four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
  • Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance and four times more likely to perform community service.*

 

Did you know that in spite of the facts, funds for arts education have been slashed?  School funding for after-school programs of all types have been cut. 

Currently, the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity provides our successful and transformative art-making programs to schools who have the funding, such as Huntington Beach, Irvine and Tustin. 

BUT we want to be able to offer our programs to all area schools, especially those serving low-income, at-risk youth,  who have no funding for after school programs, such as Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Compton and many more. It is up to us to fill this crucial gap in arts education. And that is why we're writing to you today.

We offer seven after school programs designed to nurture creativity in various forms of art-making for young students.

These are the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity After School Enrichment Programs:

  • Exercise Your Genius                         
  • Be a Junior Animator
  • Paint Like Picasso                              
  • Planet X and The Third Dimension
  • Daffy’s Lasting Impression                 
  • Let’s Have Fun Cartooning
  • Acme Inventors

Programs are one hour in length, for 6 to 8 weeks (determined by each school) and are offered fall through spring.  Each program reaches 18-24 students.  Our approach is process-driven …. the fun & discovery is in the hands-on activities, not the final product.  These programs teach techniques that enhance each student’s ability to visually articulate personal expression. We provide a trained and qualified Teaching Artist, a Teaching Assistant and all materials for a one-hour program for 8 weeks for 18-24 students for the cost of $300. This is only $12.50 per student. 

Will you help make a difference?    Please donate today. 

 

 

Yes!   I wish to support Back to School Art Enrichment Programs by making a tax- deductible contribution to The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity.

Your generous support will provide the following:

_____   I wish to support two students in one after school class with a donation of $25.00  

_____   I wish to support four students in one after school class with a donation of $50.00  

_____   I wish to support one student for a 6- week program with a donation of $75.00  

_____   I wish to support two students for a 6- week program with a donation of $150.00  

_____   I wish to sponsor one after school class for twenty four students with a donation of $300.00  

_____   I wish to sponsor twenty four students for an entire 6-week program with a donation of $1800.00  

_____   I wish to sponsor twenty four students for an entire 8-week program with a donation of $2400.00  

For a donation of $1,000 or more, you may designate a school or school district. Please contact Programs@ChuckJonesCenter to make those arrangements.

 

 

The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a public charity founded in 1999 in Orange County California, fosters and teaches creative thinking, the thinking behind problem-solving. Creativity is like a muscle in your brain- it needs exercise to get and stay healthy. The Center serves as a “gymnasium for the brain”.  Exercise your genius!

Thank you for your generous support to the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, a nonprofit public charity, tax ID #45-982522. 

*(Study by Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)