Help disrupt the vicious cycle of inherited poverty.
Lower SES students' creative and empathic development is essential because creativity can empower them to blaze new trails to disrupt the vicious cycle of intergenerational poverty. At the same time, empathy can sprout communal energy for "a more perfect union." But our schools smother students' creativity and do not provide empathy training.
By infusing art with sports, our school art program (the Arts Olympiad) awakens the dormant inner artists or the slumbering inner athletes, so students imagine themselves as artist-athletes with creative minds and healthy bodies. This paradigm helps them avoid the traps of creativity slumps and obesity risks. Our structured lesson plans can transform schools into creative, healthy communities. For more > https://icaf.org/about/why-icaf
We are trying to raise $100k to bring the Arts Olympiad to 1,000 Title 1 schools nationwide free of charge. This will include include Title 1 students in your U.S. state or territory. You would agree that creativity can inspire disadvantaged youth to blaze new trials that disrupt the vicious cycle of intergenerational poverty. Any level of your tax-deductible donation will lay the building blocks for a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future.