Young At Art Museum is an innovative art museum for families at the forefront of arts education in Broward County since 1989 where imagination, education and discovery meet in exciting and new ways. We believe that art has the power to inspire and teach children of all ages. Through an extraordinary public/private partnership with Broward County, Young At Art Museum’s 55,000 square-foot, Gold LEED-certified facility is an epicenter of social inventiveness for families. YAA is a place where families can gather; where children can build a sense of identity through art, architecture, history and culture; where artists can teach their aesthetics; where teachers can develop new art-integrated classroom skills; and where teens can expand their potential, whether through music production in our Teen Center’s recording studio or through volunteer opportunities throughout the museum.
For more information, visit www.youngatartmuseum.org
ArtREACH is a free, afterschool art, literacy and academic enrichment program for homeless youth and teens, ages 5-15, living in Broward emergency and transitional shelters, Independent Transitional Housing or doubled-up with family or friends. ArtREACH is a partnership with Broward County Public Schools’ Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team and shelters including Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Broward Outreach Centers North and South, Plymouth Colony and The Salvation Army. The program is run by the Young At Art Museum.
For more information, visit http://www.youngatartmuseum.org/initiatives.php
Founded in 1969, Here’s Help has become one of Miami-Dade County’s premiere providers of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment, annually serving 500 adolescents and young adults starting at the age of 13. Funded by local, state and federal contracts, Here’s Help has excelled as a substance abuse treatment provider and is lauded by the Departments of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Probation and Parole for its treatment, educational and preventive services. Part of its Alternative Therapy Program, the organization provides Art Instruction, which includes sessions on the use of spheres and designs creating values; shading and drawing; abstract images and realism; and painting. Students learn a variety of techniques and begin to use art as a form of self-expression.
For more information, visit http://hereshelpinc.com/
Casa Valentina’s Mission is to help youth transition successfully from foster care to independent living. Casa Valentina is an affordable housing and life skills program for youth who have aged out of foster care in Miami-Dade County. The organization, which opened its doors in 2006, offers its clients fully furnished, comfortable apartments in safe neighborhoods located close to public transportation; intensive case management; academic and career planning support; help accessing services (such as health and dental care); and life-skills training.
For more information, visit http://www.casavalentina.org/portal/home
The Ann Storck Center is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Center serves 300 individuals on two campuses with over 25,000 square feet of living and learning space through several programs, including the Early Intervention Preschool, Adult Day Training program, Residential Services and Expressive Arts program. The Expressive Arts program allows its participants to communicate and express their creativity and feelings through music and art, responding to the need for fine, applied, performing and therapeutic art for all participants. Through art and music, drama, dance, creative writing and musical performance, both adults and children with developmental disabilities are allowed to experience the arts from all angles and express themselves without boundaries.
For more information, visit http://www.annstorckcenter.org/
2LIVES: Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation was established by the Sotloff family and friends to provide support and assistance to journalists and their families affected by the realities of reporting from conflict torn or disaster settings. The organization provides scholarships for journalism and liberal arts students who have the passion, skills and desire to follow and pursue careers in journalism, particularly to tell the stories of people in conflict-torn regions around the world. The Vision of the Foundation is to equip journalists with the knowledge and tools they need to tell the important stories of the world in the safest possible way, honoring freedom of speech and freedom of the press, ending impunity, and bringing them home safely under all circumstances.
For more information, visit https://www.2livesfoundation.org/
The Life Quest Foundation provides support, guidance and development services to individuals with economic hardships who also suffer from emotional, psychological or cognitive challenges. Founded in January 1996, the Foundation has continuously provided residential and non-resident support for individuals requiring occupational placement, life-skills development and social remediation. An underpinning of the Foundation’s methodology for attaining the greatest degree of self-sufficiency and independence is providing a proprietary blend of mentoring, coaching, communication training and therapeutic arts. These methods, in combination or in part, cultivate and foster the potential and the ability for creative expression of the individuals we serve.
ARC Broward’s mission is to transform the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities and other life challenges to realize their full potential.
Since 1956, ARC Broward has worked hand-in-hand with the community to provide the encouragement and opportunities that create life-changing outcomes so that people with disabilities and other life challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities. ARC Broward operates at 10 locations and provides 21 programs to more than 1,200 individuals throughout Broward County, Florida. These include ARC Broward’s “mission-based” enterprises that provide training and employment opportunities for individuals served while generating revenue to help fund services. These enterprises include the ARC Broward Culinary Institute, ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services, and the ARC Broward Learning Institute.
For more information, visit http://www.arcbroward.com/
The Dan Marino Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization was founded in 1992 by Dan and Claire Marino, motivated by their experiences in raising their son, Michael, who has autism. The Foundation has served individuals with disabilities for over 20 years and raised more than $50 million to create unique and impactful initiatives to benefit our community. The Foundation has a distinguished history of “first-of-its-kind” initiatives: providing integrative health care services at the Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Dan Marino Center, exploring quality-of-life research and virtual reality technology through the Marino Autism Research Institute, and developing innovative employment, life training, and job opportunities. The Marino Campus, located in Fort Lauderdale, houses academic and functional education classrooms, a virtual reality career lab, employability skills center, student union, fine-arts studio, and a health and wellness center. Marino Campus is uniquely designed to offer training, services and support for individuals with varied cognitive and social abilities. Students at the Campus engage in a person-centered planning process to assist them in identifying their unique talents, interests, and employment goals. The development of self-determination skills will be imbedded in all facets of their educational experience within the Campus.
For more information, visit https://danmarinofoundation.org/
The Zen Tov Project for Healing Through the Arts is the therapeutic arts division of The Life Quest Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since our founding in 1996, our mission has been to provide therapeutic art initiatives and experiences to help individuals, groups and communities with a variety of developmental, neurological, emotional, financial, situational and familial disadvantages. In addition, we endeavor to promote the message of the importance of the arts in educational and therapeutic settings, so that people of all ages can benefit. The therapeutic gains from the arts include the use of the creative process to help heal people of all ages to improve their well-being and overcome their circumstances, whether physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, financial, bereavement, or any other life-related circumstances. We believe that the creative process is healing, transformative and life-enhancing, whether due to an inner state or an outer catastrophic event. To that end, The Zen Tov Project provides a variety of services to those who are in need of cathartic expression, as well as to those who might be given talent-related opportunities that could provide them the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fulfill their gift and/or move out of their circumstances.
For more information, visit http://tracyellynzentov.blogspot.com/
The Fund 4 Design & Art Education (F4DAE) seeks to further the creative development of art students by providing art materials, guidance, and financial assistance. The AMAZING Sketchbook Project awards emerging artists, who are nominated by their art teachers, with sketchbooks and supplies to help them on their way. There is an emerging artist in every student. F4DAE helps K – 12 students discover and develop their talent. The Isaiah Fund assists talented, hardworking, art students who demonstrate financial need. Receiving a scholarship from an art school is a wonderful thing, but tuition alone is never enough. F4DAE helps by providing scholarships to help cover textbooks, fees, art supplies, transportation, and other essentials.
For more information, visit http://www.fund4arted.org/