ABOUT THE PROGRAM
KTK gives FREE Interactive ARTS Workshops to any requesting schools or organizations to peacefully bring awarenes to BIG social issues!
No one student creates a KTK Work of ART: it's a collaborative effort and students agree to GIVE their ART to their community, thereby providing relevant, life-changing information!
This is KTK’s first BIG fundraising effort after years of conducting successful workshops. We are looking for REAL START - UP $CASH to expand locally, nationally and globally
For years, the workshops have been given for FREE by Amie Densmore, Educator/Artist & Founder. Now KTK is a Nonprofit with a global online Board of Trustees, a High School Student Board of Directors and a Fiscal Sponsor (www.inquiringsystems.org)
for recieving Tax-Free Donations.
The more money we are able to raise toward our $10,000 Goal, the more our
Start-Up $Cash can support:
both new and continuing FREE KTK Interactive ARTS Workshops, for students from Grade 3 (8 yrs) and up. This will include establishing
KTK After-School Clubs with one supervising teacher and two paid High School Student Interns. They would teach KTK ARTS Workshops to younger students in area schools and and develop a KTK Student Board of Directors, communicating with other global
schools using our safe Educational WIKI site.
Amie wants all KTK Interactive ARTS Workshops to continue to be FREE! WHY?
Schools, teachers and organizations are extremely busy and strapped for funds. KTK gives students an opportunity to experience learning that fosters collaboration using core curriculum combined with the ARTS.
In just one FREE workshop, teachers and assistants experience the KTK interactive, collaborative methods. These methods encourage the use of
higher order thinking skills and teach to the multiple intelligences.
KidsTeaching Kidz encourages children and youth to find their voice and express themselves through the use of various forms of the ARTS, no matter what level of artistic ability they possess.
Through the display of their work, the students are empowered to continue the process, knowing their voices will be heard in their communities, thus raising awareness of social issues and promoting change.
Note: We recently created a KTK Online Art Gallery / Store:
www.originalworks.com/store/Qmc where the works created by students can be purchased on magnets, mugs and t shirts.
This will send the social messages deeper into their communities and will help KTK earn a few dollars to support our workshops.
If you DONATE to KTK you can shop for YOUR 'Social Issues' REWARD !
AN EXAMPLE OF ONE CURRENT KTK PROJECT
*** Life Link Friendship Schools of Ghana – http://www.lifelinkghana.com
Life Link of Ghana has requested:
TWO FULL DAY, KTK INTENSIVE TRAINING Workshops in April & May 2015, one each in NYC & DC for their Life Link Model UN Students on several of Ghana’s big issues: Health/Sanitation, Illegal Mining Impact and the Challenges of Ghana’s Girls.
THE MINIMUM WE NEED IS $3,000 to do the KTK Ghana programming in NYC & DC. This also includes a KTK Teacher, basic food & transportation, KTK H.S. Student Interns and money for long
distance transportation & accommodations.
For the 2nd consecutive year, The Life Link Friendship Schools of Ghana have also REQUESTED that KTK come to Ghana for 1 month to facilitate Interactive ARTS
Workshops to train their Model UN students to teach other students in Accra and outlying rural schools about Ghana's major social issues. KTK was unable to attend this year (October 2014) due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Cost would have been $5,000.
We hope to go next year if possible.
PLEASE NOTE: KTK has reached thousands (1000+) of students so far, for FREE! We can teach 60 students at each half-day KTK ARTS Workshop!
WHAT IS NEEDED RIGHT NOW !
KTK'S TIPPING POINT GOAL IS: $2,500
IF WE REACH OUR $2,500 THIS IS WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO:
(8) KTK half-day, Interactive ARTS Workshops to requesting schools & organizations. This would accommodate 640 students or more and include a KTK Teacher, 2 student Interns, materials, and local transportation.
KTK can run on a "Shoestring Budget" and does - one request at a time!