Kids with Special Needs Create Art

About the Project

Youth with special needs, whether they’re visually impaired, have learning differences, or are English Language Learners, often face special problems in adapting to school situations as well as to general life experiences. We are committed to helping all of these students create art. Our creative technology programs are tailored to meet their special needs. Our programs provide students with the tools to tell their own stories and capture them as art.


“So often blind kids aren't able to be easily included in school activities,” said the parent of a blind eighth grader. “Jack Straw’s program is one of the only creative opportunities available to visually impaired students in Seattle.” Since 1997, Jack Straw has helped bring blind students together to do creative projects with the support they need in a professional studio with help from actors, writers, musicians, and audio engineers.


This spring, we will implement our first program specifically for students with dyslexia. With your help, we will not only implement this new program, but we will also provide gallery workshops for visually impaired students, sighted friends, and families, a theater program for English Language Learners, and our 20th year of summer programs for blind and visually impaired students.  

Project Implementation: We plan to complete the project by summer 2016.


Budget for this project: 

Income

Donations through Power2Give:          $7,500
Local Grants                                        $24,000
Partners                                               $5,000

Total Income:                                      $36,500                                              

 

Expenses:

Teaching Artists                                   $28,000
Web, photo, duplication, Admin           $8,150
Power2Give service fee @ 7%            $350   

Our total costs:                                 $36,500


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