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Art Room Aid - Rita's Story

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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2011

http://ArtRoomAid.com Rita is an 18-year-old pre-med student who runs the summer art program at the Boys and Girls Club in Royal Oaks, Michigan. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Rita came to the United States when she was six years old and soon began participating in programs at the Boys and Girls Club. Her passion for art came from a desire to express herself and be understood while learning a new language and acclimating to a new culture. Now Rita is returning the favor by mentoring a new generation in the visual arts.

Because she's not satisfied with just supervising an "open art session," Rita's curriculum includes art supplies her students might not normally have access to. She often pays for these supplies out of her own paycheck. "I try to bring the happiness and joy I had with art as a kid so my students can enjoy it too, They shouldn't have to worry about how the supplies are getting here."

Art Room Aid has been a valuable tool for Rita, giving her the opportunity to provide a rich and diverse art education experience for a young generation that otherwise might only have a few crayons or watercolors to work with.

Does your art program need supplies? Do you care about art education and want to make a difference? To learn about Art Room Aid and how you can become an Art Project Leader or an Art Project Sponsor, visit http://ArtRoomAid.com

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