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VSA Arts Tennessee
October 16, 2012

"VSA Arts TN has given me many opportunities to learn and to grow and to show others what I can do. I am ten years old now, but I've been participating in workshops and exhibits for VSA Arts TN since I was 5. I have a disability, but these days, people focus on my ability rather than my disability. If it had not been for VSA Arts TN, I would have never had the chance to show people what I can do. When I grow up, I want to be a paleoartist. When I grow up, I will be a paleoartist. " Jalyn

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

VSA Arts Tennessee
February 15, 2010

In January 2009, my son was able to participate in a VSA Arts TN cartoon workshop which resulted in an exhibition at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. His work was then included in ATTEAIII at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Our community hosted a festival in April 2009 where artwork by individuals was displayed and performances by musicians with disabilities were featured. VSA Arts TN will be holding a PD workshop for visual artists and an art workshop in my community in the coming months. VSA Arts TN has changed the lives of many young people in my community by creating opportunities for them to develop and receive recognition for their marvelous abilities.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways and through every facet of the arts.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide greater funding so that the opportunities provided could be available to more people.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the numerous opportunities that have continued to be available to all.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly professsional, creative, and willing to reach out to help others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to every individual by offering them the quality of programs that my child has enjoyed and benefited from.

Ways to make it better...

...it could not have been better. I simply wish that more young people could be made aware of the opportunities available to them through this organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the limitations on human energy and time of those who work tirelessly to deliver opportunities and the funding needed to reach the populations that are more difficult to reach such as those in the remote and rural areas.

One thing I'd also say is that...

VSA Arts TN has benefitted many indiviudals directly and made a positive difference in their lives. They are indeed an unsung hero.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Organized a summer art camp for children with autism and other disabilities.