Anna’s Arts for Kids is a non-profit organization in the recovery district of New Orleans. It was formed to help the local at-risk youth in areas of academia and the arts. The goal of the program is to provide a safe place to experience learning and the arts for the most at-risk children in New Orleans with a year-end enrollment of 75 students. Our anticipated outcome is: increased academic success at school; a heightened sense of self-esteem & self-worth; a genuine appreciation for diversity; an affinity for community service; and a keen appreciation for creativity.
We are a program of St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, a diverse, social justice-oriented congregation which has supported our activities since early 2010. Anna’s Arts for Kids strives to create an inclusive environment in which staff, students, and volunteers share responsibility for the vision and success of our activities.
Anna’s Arts for Kids emphasizes the exploration and discovery of analogies, relationships and metaphors. Our approach requires students to apply the process of inquiry and integrate specific disciplinary skills and knowledge into a broader context. Innovative interdisciplinary teaching begins with questions, unites teachers and students as learners and investigators, and makes innovative use of community resources.
This partnership between the arts and academics enriches underfunded school curriculums, demonstrates new methods of learning, enhances literacy skills and applies them to classroom learning, fosters self-discipline and personal responsibility, builds self-esteem, motivates the student’s quest for knowledge, and demonstrates the intrinsic value of the arts in everyday life.
To enrich the lives of youth and their families in the Greater New Orleans region, through academic enrichment and training in and exposure to the arts.
VISION OF THE ORGINIZATION
I. Academic Enrichment:
II. Artistic Development
III. Community Service:
IV. Environmental Awareness:
Anna’s Arts for Kids is a non-profit organization in the recovery district of New Orleans. It was formed to help the local at-risk youth in areas of academia and the arts. The goal of the program is to provide a safe place to experience learning…