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Last modified: August 13, 2014, 6:07 PM
The Imagine Bus Project (TIBP) teaches underserved youth the power of self-expression through the visual arts, inspiring the creative potential of every child.
The Imagine Bus Project's visionary and passionate founder, Susan Little, began in 1998 with a mission to bring art to inner city kids in San Francisco to help break the isolation they faced. Upon learning that there were hundreds of kids in San Francisco that had never seen the Golden Gate Bridge, Ms. Little wondered what would happen if she could find a way to physically "bring experiences directly to youth." With this in mind, she bought an old airporter bus, refurbished it, filled it with arts supplies, and drove it to neighborhoods where kids could be "transported" using art as their "vehicle."
TIBPis committed to serving underserved children and youth, who would not otherwise have access to an arts education, and is guided by the objective of providing sustained arts programming that empowers youth with tools of positive self-expression, increases engagement in learning, and instills a sense of accomplishment.