The Zoe Loren Foundation proudly funds a comprehensive summer art program at Project Grow in Lake Worth, FL. Project Grow is part of Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. This program provides academic, social, and emotional support to low income and formerly homeless students through a holistic curriculum. About fifty children in three age groups (K, 2-3rd grade, and 4th -5th grade) are participating in the program. The children are working on many different art projects while exploring their creativity using a variety of materials and techniques.
The Achievement Centers for Children and Families
The Foundation funded a comprehensive summer art program at The Achievement Centers for Children and Families, located in Delray Beach. The children’s summer art program included monochromatic drawing, acrylic painting, sculpting, and watercolors.
The Achievement Centers for Children & Families is a community-based organization dedicated to serving low-income children and families. They provide childcare and academic opportunities to low-income children in southern Palm Beach County. Their services meet critical needs: affordable toddler, preschool, after-school and summer programs to families living below the poverty line. Visit https://www.achievementcentersfl.org to learn more about their incredible work.
The Achievement Centers for Children & Families was once again awarded $5,500.00 for funding of a summer art program. They are a community based, family focused organization dedicated to providing opportunities where under-resourced children may thrive in a positive environment.
The grant to the Achievement Centers covered the instructor’s salary, as well as the materials for approximately 600 campers! The art instructor traveled to all three of their Palm Beach County camp locations to implement the art program. The children had an opportunity to work with oil pastels, charcoal, watercolor, printmaking, sculpture and acrylic painting.
Edna Runner Tutorial Center
The Zoe Loren Foundation provided funds for eighty children at the Edna Runner Tutorial Center in Jupiter to enjoy field trips to the Miami Seaquarium and Billie Swamp Safari. Travis Conway, the Program Director at Edna Runner recently wrote,” I would like to say a big THANK YOU to you and everyone at the foundation for touching so many young minds this summer. This summer was truly one for the books. Our students and staff had the best time at Billie Swamp and Miami Seaquarium. At Billie Swamp, the children had an opportunity to ride on an airboat and learn about many wild and exotic animals. At Miami Seaquarium, the children saw many shows where they got wet and saw Orca a huge whale! At both places lunch was great and we also received a compliment from both diners about how well behaved our students are. For many of our students, this was their first time on a charter bus and also their first time out of Palm Beach County.” The Edna W. Runner tutorial center is a provider of after school, winter break, spring break and summer camp services for children in grades K-8 in Jupiter, FL. Their objective is to provide educational support, increase grade point average and self-esteem. They help students develop interests, skill and knowledge in a variety of areas all within a safe, warm and nurturing environment. Visit https://ewrunnerctr.org for more information about this wonderful organization.
Faith’s Place in West Palm Beach, FL, is an organization that provides educational services to the community. They offer pre-school (VPK), homework assistance, FCAT tutorials and after-school art enrichment programs. Their All Star Summer Camp was awarded $5,000 for the purchase of hands-on pre-engineering kits that encompassed science, math, writing, reading and social studies. The grant funded materials for 200 under-privileged students from Pre-K through 10th grade to experience activities that sparked their curiosity and empowered them to explore, learn and create! Noble Lockhart-Mays, Director Faith’s Place Centers wrote, “We are thoroughly enjoying this series and we are grateful!” To see their great work in action, visit https://www.faithsplacecenter.org, and be sure to check out their videos!