Local kids are learning how good it feels to jump in and help out, and we're inspired to know that these are tomorrow's leaders. Here are a few ways kids partnered with NOMAD to pay it forward in 2017:
Gregory, from Boy Scout Troop 334, spearheaded the effort to convert our new bus into a mobile art classroom. He and his crew of Scouts removed seats, and installed tables, shelves, & storage cabinets in support of our youth art outreach program in the Tampa Bay Area.
Kate, a student at Academy of the Holy Names, held an art supply drive at school, then organized the third & fourth graders in assembling art kits for residents of the group foster homes we visit. The kits will be distributed this coming Sunday during our monthly visit.
A group of art-oriented high school seniors from Tampa held a charity auction that will fund NOMAD Art Bus visits to four Title I schools in St. Petersburg and Ybor City during the first week of December.
The same group previously funded art outreach projects at Midtown Academy, a community quilt project in South St Pete, a series of art workshops for LGBTQ youth, and Art Bus Painting during food & water distribution at Childs Park after Hurricane Irma.
Here at NOMAD we keep sharp focus on our Art for ALL mission, and we believe that an important part that mission is to include the next generation in the work of upholding democratic access to art programming. Join us here.