Mission: To inspire youth from diverse cultures to experience the power and freedom to imagine, dare, and create new possibilities, individually and collaboratively through the creative arts
Geographic areas served: Salt Lake Valley
Programs: Bad Dog Rediscovers America utilizes experienced artist/mentors that work with kids ages 5 - 18 to develop their imagination and to strive for excellence in drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, digital media, and creative writing. BDRA is multidiscipline project based. Kids participate in a variety of shows, and design community art projects. BDRA provides a form of guidance that empowers kids to ask questions and express their creative realm through ideation, visual storytelling, and by exploring a variety of media and art forms. Many projects are pure fun & fantasy, and spark kids intuitive imaginations. Some student projects focus on the problems and solutions to architecture, design, and urban environments. Some express ideas and concerns about important social issues. In addition to studio work students are introduced to local exhibits, galleries and related events. Also as a part of the program, kids set up and present free exhibits of their work at public art centers, galleries, libraries, etc.
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Some say H2 Empower is my baby because I am the founder. True. But after working in Ethiopia for over 10 years I am still driven to help us grow because I have seen the children working in classrooms with no furniture or literally under a tree, classrooms that are so dark I couldn't read the blackboard, classrooms where there are over 90 children. H2 Empower is working to improve these conditions by training teachers, providing books to increase access to knowledge, putting water and toilets in the schools where children had no access to water without walking to a distance creek. These small interventions impact thousands of children in a rural area so populated that a primary school has over 2,500 children. h2 Empower consistently works with the local community to address concerns, to enhance learning, to serve the whole family. I hope anyone who reads this review can support this work. Then you too can make a difference in the lives of these families.