Students who take at least two art or music classes in high school are four times more likely to graduate. However, many schools across the country are cutting or scaling back their arts programs due to a lack of funding. Young people who live in low-income neighborhoods face disproportionate barriers to arts education. WonderRoot unites artists and the community by providing an open space where people have an equal opportunity to create.
WonderRoot fosters the next generation of artists in its Community Arts Center, including access to arts-education classes and all of the center's media production facilities. Young people ages 18 and under can enrich expressive skills in arts classes such as bookbinding and video editing and take advantage of resource spaces that include a darkroom, digital-media lab, and printing, recording, and ceramics studios. Professional development programs are also available to nurture budding artists. While membership to the center costs $60, WonderRoot strives to make their resources accessible to the community and has supported 88 young artists in the past year with free memberships.
Join G-Team and donate $12 to help WonderRoot provide young people with access to arts education. If G-Team members raise $540, nine students will get yearlong memberships to the WonderRoot Community Arts Center, including access to classes and studio resources. Each additional $60 raised will fund a year of membership for another student. G-Team members are invited to attend the third-anniversary-celebration open house and art show with free admission with a G-Team voucher. The celebration takes place on May 21 from 8 p.m.–11 p.m. at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center on Memorial Drive.
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