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January 2008

 


Tuesday Jan 1
Making it better through art & education
Making it Better (MIB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) established in the fall of 2006 to improve the quality of life for low income, at-risk children by providing them with educational assistance, positive activities, and role models. An alarming number of children are being raised by single parents, grandparents or in foster homes. Due to the challenges facing these families; i.e., lack of funds, working multiple jobs, etc., many of these children are not receiving the support they need in order to be successful in school or in life. The mission of Making It Better is to help bridge the gap in these families to enable children to be all that they can be with tutoring, mentoring and social interaction supervised and guided by professionals.
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Friday Jan 4
Ft Bend Juvenile Probation youth
Artist visits youth at the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department

January 04, 2008 By: Terri Bieber

Beat, Bang and Believe
Artist Joseph Dixon visits youth at the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department
ARTreach has joined forces with Young Audiences of Houston to bring the youth in the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Departments detention center a special opportunity to Beat, Bang and Believe!

This is a percussion workshop that utilizes found objects like paint buckets and plastic tubs to provide the simple drum rudiments needed to create music, using the elements and principle of tempo, dynamics, rhythm, and pattern.

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Friday Jan 4
Serving troubled Youth in Fort Bend
Fort Bend ARTreach program serves troubled youth

January 04, 2008 By: Terri Bieber Category: Troubled Youth

Did you know ARTreach is a non profit organization that sends professional teaching artists into juvenile detention centers to teach art, dance and music to the youth behind the bars?

The ARTreach artists report that every time they go, the majority of the youth say they have not painted since kindergarten, they have never sung in a school choir, they have never danced, played an instrument, or performed on stage.

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Friday Jan 4
troubled teens learn balance thru art
How does an artist teach troubled teens about the importance of creating balance in their lives?

January 04, 2008 By: Terri Bieber Category: Troubled Youth


By introducing the art of mobile making!

Creating balance. This is a pretty simple idea for a mobile making artist like Judy Malone-Stein of Young Audiences of Houston. Malone-Stein visited the Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department this month to show the youth in detention how to make Art that Moves as inspired by the work of Alexander Calder.

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Friday Jan 4
Exhibition hosted at Tradition Bank
Woodlands ARTreach exhibition hosted at Tradition Bank

Thank you to Tradition Bank in the Woodlands for hosting an ARTreach exhibition featuring the art work of Vickie McMillan and her students from the We Care Residential Treatment Center.

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Friday Jan 4
Woodlands community partners to help
Woodlands community partnerships help to expand horizons of neglected and abandoned youth

Thanks to the Olive Garden, youth living at the We Care Center had an opportunity to experience world class Italian food for the first time as part of an outreach program initiated by Woodlands ARTreach and volunteers from Woodsedge Church. Many of the youth living at We Care are coming from underpriviledged backgrounds, many have been neglected or abused and are serving probational sentences while undergoing treatment of depression, drugs or anxiety.

Woodlands ARTreach is partnering We Care to bring expressive art programs to the youth on a regular basis. Vickie McMillan is a professional teaching artist and ARTreach Director overseeing projects at the facility. ARTreach wishes to thank Woodsedge church for supporting We Care by donating art supplies and for providing volunteers to assist in special We Care ARTreach projects. Thank you to the Olive Garden for providing a special dinner, it was many of the youths first fine dining experience.
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Tuesday Jan 8
outreach mission to Uganda
ARTreach participates in a church outreach mission to Uganda

January 08, 2008 By: Terri Bieber Category: Missions Outreach



ARTreach director Vickie McMillan shares painting techniques with citizens in Uganda. Her program combines missions outreach with the arts. This was a unique ARTreach parternship with David Stockwell Evangelistic Association (DSEA). Vickie utilized the arts as way to translate and communicate new ideas to students in school communities in Kampala.


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Thursday Jan 10
 Strives to keep on right path
Once a week through May, artists with varied backgrounds in mask-making and water colors to drumming and Lego building will share their talents with children in both programs.

Our mission is to address self-esteem and utilize the arts as a tool to communicate and help people express themselves in appropriate and nonviolent ways, said Katy ARTreach founder Terri Bieber.
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Monday Jan 14
 CHAIR-ity event to benefit ARC
ARTreach hosts chair-ity event to benefit children and adults with disabilities

Young artists from ARC of Katy and Carries Heart teamed up with National Charity League and community volunteers to paint chairs on February 16th at an ARTreach Day of Caring held at LaCenterra Hertiage Square.

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Friday Jan 18
Judy Kang @ Fort Bend school
ARTreach and Young Audiences of Houston bring Judy Kang to Fort Bend ISD 5th graders



Fort Bend- Sugar Land TX- ARTreach is expanding programs serving children at risk in the Greater Fort Bend County area, thanks to a partnership with Young Audiences of Houston, and generous donations by community-involved corporations like Baker Petrolite, with main offices in Sugar Land.

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