The Glitter Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, grass roots organization that is dedicated to strengthening our community both now & for future generations by providing access to ART & ART Therapy for the children of SWFL.
"One who leaves a trail of GLITTER is NEVER forgotten!"
It's an unfortunate fact that the Arts are the 1st to be cut at the Federal & State level for schools. Mostly it's because art is not measured by standarzied tests; which means that on a spreadsheet it is hard to measure the positive impact that the arts make in a childs development.
Here are some examples of positive outcomes of art programs:
Art Therapy: Art can not solve ones problems, but it can make us aware of their existence.
Arts Education: Art education does solve problems. Years of research show that art is a link to almost everything our children do in school.
- Academic achievement
- Social Skills
- Emotional development
- Decision making
- Fine Motor skills
The Arts are associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve:
A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts argues that the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual's life -- according to the report, they "can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing," creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion. And strong arts programming in schools helps close a gap that has left many a child behind: From Mozart for babies, to tutus for toddlers, to family trips to the museum, the children of affluent, aspiring parents generally get exposed to the arts whether or not public schools provide them. However, Low-income children, often DO NOT have that same access.
"It's been proven that students who don’t have access to art education miss out on a daily creative outlet, thus have difficulty mastering acedemic subjects, have higher dropout rates and more disciplinary issues." says Amanda Jaron, President and Founder of The GLITTER Foundation, Inc.
We are building a GLITTER BUS for the arts beacuse we hope to expose ALL kids- wealthy, financially challenged, happy or those seeking happiness to the benefits of art programs and art therapy! Your funds will help buy & retro fit the bus into a moblie classroom for the arts! We envision children playing in a protected environment allowing for creative moments in time to let these kids just "be kids" and allow them to experience first hand the beauty and positive impact that visual and performing arts can bring to their lives.
Please like, share and comment on our project! We need your help to realize our dream to make the Glitter Bus a reality!