Donate $12 to Help EDIT Promote Social Awareness and Access to the Arts for Low-Income Students

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In a Nutshell

  • Increase youth access to art
  • Promote social awareness
  • Empower kids to express themselves artistically

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Schools across the state are cutting art classes due to budget restrictions, depriving children of what many believe is an important component of a comprehensive education. Without the arts, youth may never have the opportunity to experience a vital part of the cultural landscape, a means through which social awareness and creativity combine to produce a powerful meaning-making tool. EDIT, which stands for "equity diversity inclusion together," provides access to the arts and culture for underserved youth, promotes awareness of social justice and diversity, and encourages children to express their beliefs through art and activism.

EDIT's Awareness through Performance (ATP) program helps kids tackle vital social concerns by creating a dialogue around various issues and encouraging participants to create skits, raps, and other works of performance art exploring those topics. As part of the program, EDIT hopes to organize a field trip in which 30 underserved young people will attend a professional theater production, a trip with the potential to illuminate the function and value of the arts as a tool for social expression and growth. After the show, the kids will use lessons drawn from the experience to enhance their own performances, which focus on the issues that most affect their world, from bullying and gossip to socioeconomic concerns and racism.

Join G-Team and donate $12 to help EDIT increase students’ access to and appreciation for the arts. If G-Team members raise $360, 30 children from low-income neighborhoods will be able to attend a professional theater production and learn techniques to improve their own socially aware performance pieces. Each additional $12 raised will enable one additional student to join the field trip.

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