The Need

LACK OF ACCESS

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57% OF FLORIDA PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS DO NOT RECEIVE VISUAL ARTS EDUCATION

*Source: FL Dept of Education

BUDGET CUTS

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IN 2014, FLORIDA CUT PUBLIC ARTS FUNDING BY 93%.

*Source: Treasure Coast Newspapers

FLORIDA RANKS 48TH

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FLORIDA RANKS 48 OUT OF 50 STATES FOR ART EDUCATION.

*Source: Tampa Bay Times

The Impact

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

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THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRONG COGNITIVE AND NONCOGNITIVE SKILLS IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN SCHOOL AND BEYOND.

*Source: Economic Policy Institute

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

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STUDENTS WHO STUDY ART ARE 4X MORE LIKELY TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND 3X MORE LIKELY TO BE AWARDED FOR ATTENDING SCHOOL.

*Source: DoSomething.org

FUTURE ACHIEVEMENTS

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STUDENTS WITH ACCESS TO THE ARTS ARE 3X MORE LIKELY TO EARN A BACHELOR'S DEGREE 

*Source: National Endowment for the Arts

In Their Own Words...

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"It’s made me a lot happier, and I’ve become less shy. I would love to come back so I can see my friends, make new ones, and make more art."

- Artists In WonderCamp Participant

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“I have changed...in many ways. One of the reasons is that I have learned art is more than just paint on a canvas. I would love to come back and plan on doing so, because I want to make more art and spend time with people here."

- Artists in WonderCamp Participant

Scholarship Fund

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YOU CAN FOSTER CREATIVITY IN A YOUNG ARTIST

Every dollar you give goes directly to the development and delivery of programs and transforms the lives of youth through the healing power of art!