ArtOpiA Arts Mentoring Program
Founder of an arts mentoring program launched in 2001 to benefit neglected and disadvantaged children. The main objectives of the program are to encourage children to explore creativity, to impart an appreciation of art and design and its power to communicate, and to introduce children to careers in design and the visual arts.
The initial efforts involved development of a committee, planning and administration of the arts mentoring sessions, solicitation of sponsorship for the program and kick-off event, coordination and administration of the art exhibition and kick-off event, and design and production of the graphic arts and documentary video for the program.
ArtOpiA became a yearly program at New World School of the Arts (NWSA) from 2001 to 2016 through the collaboration with the NWSA Dean of Visual Arts, design instructors and students as well as the LeadershipLearning Center at St. John Bosco Church and the Honey Shine Mentoring Program.
ArtOpiA Arts Mentoring Program: Creator and Founder