|Sunday Dec 30||Gift for Junveniles in detention|
ARTreach Christmas gift for juvenile in detention
December 30, 2007 By: Terri Bieber
Visual Artist and Speaker visit the Juvenile Detention Center
Artist Vickie McMillan created a special ARTreach Christmas gift for the youth at the Fort Bend County Probation Department Detention Center. While her husband, evangelist and speaker Chad McMillan gave a sermon about understanding Gods greater plan, Vickie painted an inspired work of art- a beautiful cross that embraced words offering hope, peace of mind, and understanding. This painting is on display at the Fort Bend County Probation Department and available for exhibitions at our ARTreach church partner locations this spring.
|Sunday Dec 30||ARTreach partners with Woodsedge Church|
ARTreach partners with Woodsedge Church to serve special needs children
ARTreach Program Director, Vickie McMillan and community volunteers from the Woodsedge Church in the Woodlands are creating a new program designed to bring the arts to children with special needs
|Monday Dec 31||U.S. State Intl Visitor Leadership Progr|
ARTreach participates in the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program
ARTreach and the Institute of International Education hosted a delegation from Iraq, coming to Houston through the U.S. State Departments International Visitor Leadership Program (http://exchanges.state.gov/education/ivp/) on, November 6th.
Traveling under the program title Performing Arts, the delegation was composed of nine individuals, including several officials from the Ministry of Culture. During their U.S. tour, these visitors were examining the role of performing arts in the community, including education and wider-audience promotion. While in Houston, the delegation expressed an interest in learning more about the impact of the arts in the Juvenile Justice system and the work begin done through ARTreach, a small non profit from Katy, Texas focused on art education and outreach to neglected populations.
|Monday Dec 31|| ||Hip Hop dancers make an impact|
Hip-hop dancers make impact on children at risk (12.31.07)
Hip Hop makes an impact on at risk youth
ARTreach is seeking local sponsors to bring the visual performing arts group URGEWORKS and their unique cultural arts presentations and after school workshops to children at risk in 20 schools in need this year.
Through energetic performing arts assemblies followed by focused workshops for identified youth at risk, the URGEWORKS dancers teaches children how to express themselves in a constructive manner using the postive elements of hip hop. The URGEWORKS dancers present a lesson through hip hop dance that is relevant to youth today, they share their own testimony and experiences, and deliver a powerful message of hope that teaches students about the importance of staying away from drugs, staying in school and focusing their energy on their talents and dreams for a positive future.
|Monday Dec 31|| ||Keeping kids safe and off drugs|
How can the community keep kids safe and off drugs?
Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) partners with local community groups including Houston ARTreach and area churches to keep kids safe and off drugs
Children at risk of negative gang influences and substance abuse are everywhere and in all neighborhoods. The risk is increased in families lacking responsible adult supervision. Our community is experiencing growth in the number of children who are left unsupervised for a large portion of the day.
|Monday Dec 31||Making It Better|
Making it Better (12.31.07)
Houston ARTreach partnered with URGEWORKS STUDIOS in June and July to provide HAPP sponsored alternative recreational activities as part of the Houston I.S.D. Westside High School Summer Day Camp for Children at Risk. The project was funded through FUUSA. The Day Camp program was organized by Jacque Daughtry of the support service agency MAKING IT BETTER established to serve children at risk in the Houston ISD.
ARTreach also participated in the 2007 H.A.P.P. Youth Summer Program sponsored by Kingdom Come Community Development Corporation and Families Under Urban and Social Attack (FUUSA) funded by the Hurricane Assistance Prevention Project Grant.
The 2007 H.A.P.P. Youth Summer Program served children ages 6-18 years old from New Orleans or other areas affected by hurricane Katrina and Rita and currently living in the Genoa Way Trailer Homes in the 3rd ward
|Monday Dec 31||Expressive Art - tools for self discover|
ARTreach introduces Expressive Arts, used as a tool for self discovery
December 31, 2007
ARTreach Expressive Arts Programs are aimed at stimulating creativity and improving social behavior.
What is Expressive Arts?
Expressive Arts is a relatively new practice in the mental health field. It uses the arts to help heal the mind, body, emotions and spirit. It also incorporates movement, writing, and the visual arts, such as painting, drawing, sculpture and collage, as well as sounds, drama and meditation.