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-The Monterey County Gives! team.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for the children in Marina and throughout the area to experience the performing, visual and cultural arts through seasonal and year-round participation-based programs. We are the only non-profit organization in Marina committed to such an endeavor. We believe that communities need to preserve and nurture the Arts because they are vital to the quality of life now and in the future.
Marina Youth Arts is teaming up with Marina schools and the City of Marina After School Program to bring journaling in the form of art through mix medias to help students decompress their day or anxieties. This project has been created to assist students in K-12. Students that are not at a full writing age will be able to develop the use of a journal through doodles, painting, drawing, or other ways to express themselves. All students will be provided an art kit containing a journal, markers, watercolor paint/pencils, water brush, pencil, pen, eraser, scissors and storage case They will be able to take all items in the kit at the end of their session/school year to continue working at home. By the end of each program, they will have completed several journal pages look back on.
Marina Youth Arts is an amazing asset to the city and is the foundation of the Art experience for youth in Marina. My husband and I have supported Marina Youth Arts since its beginning and through the Marina Foundation we have worked with them on the Wind Festival, the Labor Day event and as well as other city activities. Since 100% for the fund they receive are spent on after-school programs, any monies donated to their cause is money well spent.
- Dorothy Emerson