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Misha P.

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Review for Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is my third year as as a Professional Artist with Free Arts of Arizona teaching Social Dance.
Having worked with many organizations and non-profits I can honestly say no one serves youth better than Free Arts of Arizona. I appreciate the dedicated staff that are so highly organized and create these wonderful programs that benefit so many at-risk youth.
Every program I have been involved with has far exceeded my expectations and I am always impressed with the wonderful feedback from facility staff at how much they appreciate Free Arts programs and how greatly they see their youth benefiting from what we offer them. Countless times facility staff members have told me how a Free Arts program is the thing that helped one of their youth turn a corner and take a new positive direction in their recovery.
At a lock down facility, where social dance was offered, the staff was able to use one of the clients social dance skills to bring him out of schizophrenic episodes and stay present and focused, they are able to directly use his Free Arts experience in his recovery and therapy. That is just one of the many great accomplishments of Free Arts of Arizona!

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

I see firsthand the benefits youth gain from Free Arts of Arizona. Their increase in self confidence is tremendous as they gain a sense of accomplishment in learning from a new experience. The relationships they develop with instructors and volunteers are priceless; I see many of the youth letting their walls come down and trusting these dedicated adults in a healthy and sometimes new way.

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

Have greater funding available to them to reach even more youth in our community!

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Teaching Social dance programs to hundreds of the youth served by Free Arts of Arizona.