Be a Hero Among us by donating support our 2013 Campaign
ARTreach recognizes individuals and business donating over $500 annually to support ARTreach programs and operations as the Heroes Among Us and are the honored guests at our year end banquet acknowelging our supporters and volunteers of the year.
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Facts about ARTreach
Did you know?Did you know that ARTreach was founded in Katy, Texas in 2003 to address needs related to this area’s rapidly growing population including children at risk in the school districts, foster care and residential treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, children and adults with special needs groups, immigrants, victims of crime and the fragile elderly?
Did you know that ARTreach identified indicators that would measure the impact the arts had on improving test scores, grades,behavior and attitude to support education, and that their expressive and social art programs could measure improvements on health and wellness, happiness and improved quality of life.
Did you know that in less than 10 years, ARTreach has grown to become a nationally recognized leader in the field of arts education and outreach serving targeted neglected populations? Their work has impacted the decisions of legislators who are able to recognize the impact the arts have on our children’s education and our society’s future.
Did you know ARTreach methodologies support education, social development, juvenile justice, health and wellness
Did you know that through resource sharing and strategic art partnerships, ARTreach promotes expanding outreach across the State of Texas and serves as an advocate for social justice and equality nationwide
Did you know that the goal of ARTreach’s "Mentoring through Art" program benefitting children at risk is to re-engage students in the learning process, to help keep children at risk from dropping out of school, to keep children safe, off the streets, and off drugs.
Did you know that the goal of ARTreach's "Within My Reach" Programs benefiting children and adults with special needs is to support educational enrichment, and nurture the sense of belonging that improves the quality of life
Did you know the goal of ARTreach's "ARTbeat" Program benefitting senior citizens and fragile elderly is to improve health, reduce medications and fewer falls, and support the connection to society that improves the quality of life
Did you know that youth participating in ARTreach Programs report a higher sense of self worth and accomplishment, a better connection to peers, and less drug and alcohol abuse. Did you know that the arts contribute to higher brain function and the creative whole brain thinking process.
Did you know that ARTreach Programs supporting health and wellness are proven to help keep people healthier and happier. The Arts make people feel better. ARTreach participants report improved health, less depression, a reduction in pain medications and fewer trips to the hospital.
Did you know that ARTreach is able to operate and deliver programs on a modest budget of $165,000 per year, yet assure over $300,000 worth of programs will reach neglected populations thanks to strategic funding partnerships that share the cost of programs by leveraging grants provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Our programs are directly benefiting thousands of children at risk, individuals with special needs, and the elderly and the disabled thanks to community partnerships that work.
Did you know this year ARTreach served:
Did you know 36 professional artists were employed by ARTreach in 2012
- 1440 seniors are served annaully through weekly workshops offered in Greater Fort Bend County.
- 5000 students benefit directly and indirectly from Mentoring through Art programs serving children at risk annually
- 120 youth at highest risk are benefitting monthly through the Harris County and Fort Bend County juvenile justice and foster care system
- 120 children and adults with special needs are benefiting annually from specialized life skill and vocational art programs, cultural presentations and studio field trip.
- 100 children and low income families are benefitting from community-based programs that support fine arts education, literacy, nutrition, physicial and spiritual health in Third Ward Houston
- 60 Fort Bend and Katy area families without health insurance are benefitting from ARTreach Programs supporting Diabetes Awareness and Nutrition
Did you know that ARTreach programs are ranked 98% for artistic integrity, capabilites and impact in the TCA State peer review process
Did you know that ARTreach programs are approved by the Texas Commission on the Arts for grants that will assist any school, social service agencies or government entity serving children at risk, low income seniors, the elderly, and children or adults with special needs. If your organization or school needs financial assistance for your ARTreach Program - all you have to do is ask!
Did you know that ARTreach now manages studio operations and partnerships that support community based programs in Sugar Land Katy and Houston. Houston ARTreach Studio is located in Third Ward and programs are free to low income seniors, families and children.
Did you know that ARTreach volunteers, program directors, teaching artists, translators, and mentors are our most valuable asset? Their donated time and talent is valuable and saves ARTreach $100,000 dollars in kind annually.
Did you know that The Houston Endowment invests annually in ARTreach program development and operations. Grants from the Simmons Foundation, Baxter Trust, Isla Carroll Turner Trust, Congregation of Emaual El, Sylvia and Aubrey Farb Community Service Fund, Ray C Fish Foundation and other private Houston foundations have helped us deliver art programs to neglected populations in all areas.
Did you know you can make a difference in another person's life through the empowering influence of art?
Did you know that a majority of our program funding now comes from social service agencies, cities and school districst that need art programs and are applying to the Texas Commisson on the Arts for funding the pay for ARTreach Programs. That means the arts are valued in this state.
Now you know!
Please contact your legislator today and remind them to support for the arts in Texas. Because as they struggle with the state's budget and the burden of how to fund welfare, criminal justice, education, foster care and all our broken systems, remind them- the Arts are not the problem. The Arts are part of the creative solution.