Mentoring Works | by Apryl Melancon
When I first signed on to be a mentor through Free Arts of Arizona, I was pretty nervous. It had been a while since I had volunteered with or even really interacted with kids. I was afraid it would turn out to be a massive time commitment. I...
This was written by Patience, age 18. Patience first encountered Free Arts at age 16 while living in a shelter and then a group home. She recently “aged out” of CPS.
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Mentoring Method | by Katie Meakem
My perceptions of the program was that it would be well structured, devise a lesson plan, let the group go at it and then as mentors, we would be the encouragement. The lesson plans deviate depending on the group of girls we get and, to be h...
2012 Program Highlights
2012 brought many unique opportunities for Free Arts programs to shine on the local and national stage. If you read on, we've highlighted a few of our best accomplishments.
Volunteer Spotlight 2011
Recognizing the diverse volunteers of our organization, the “Free to" Awards honor Free Arts volunteers who have made a significant impact in a variety of focus areas. In addition to our Volunteer of the Year, we hope to shine the...
A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
Program intern Stephanie Arzate is a student of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Read on as she discusses the language of the arts and how it transforms Free Arts youth.
I grew up speaking Spanish, mastered English, ...