Art Feeds in Joplin is going national - KOAM TV 7

Art Feeds in Joplin is going national




Today local organization releases new national model and web site

Art Feeds, a Joplin based organization announces today the programs have gone national with the launch of the brand new www.artfeeds.org. Art Feeds exists to feed creativity and facilitate emotional expression in children. To do this, Art Feeds provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs within schools & children’s organizations by mobilizing teams of community members to bring all forms of art into classrooms. Since 2009, Art Feeds has impacted 17,000 children.

Currently, Art Feeds programs exist in 13 Joplin schools and 3 Joplin children’s organizations serving 3,200 children weekly. In 2013 alone, Art Feeds has impacted over 7,000 children in Joplin and beyond. In Art Feeds short existence, the programs have impacted locations worldwide. These communities include St. Louis, MO, Moore, OK, Jackson NJ, Ghana, West Africa, Estes Park, CO and more. The new Art Feeds National is set to scale to bring weekly therapeutic art and creative education programs to children in communities nation wide. Moore, Oklahoma will soon become an Art Feeds Chapter and more communities are in the works for expansion. Applications are now open for communities to bring the Art Feeds model to their students.

This transition is made possible with the new www.artfeeds.org that launched today as the new Art Feeds National site and the development of www.artfeedsjoplin.org as well as a private web site created to house Art Feeds innovative curriculum, train educators and equip chapters with the tools they need for success. Art Feeds National will provide the private and public web site support for new chapters. Art Feeds plans on adding three new chapters this year and impacting 30,000 children by 2015.


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