WHEN WE FREELY GIVE, WE TRULY RECEIVE.
Raised by two YMCA directors, I was brought up with the understanding that giving back to the community is an essential part of living and breathing.
As a reflection of this core value, I’m thrilled to donate 5% percent of all total revenue generated from my full-length Online Courses to p:ear, one of my favorite local organizations here in Portland, OR.
p:ear is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring homeless youth to affirm personal worth and create healthier lives and communities through diverse arts education.
I’ve had the honor of visiting p:ear many times, and I believe deeply in the work they are doing to bring the healing power of art to youth in need. I’m so happy to support their mission and vision.
Thank you to all my online students for helping me make these gifts possible. Find out more about the amazing work p:ear is doing below.
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.
We admire every homeless youth’s intelligence, and capacity for humor and love in the face of great adversity.
On any given day in Portland, there are hundreds of homeless youth on the street. For the individuals affected, homelessness is personally devastating. For our community, the financial and opportunity costs are infinite. Together, as a community, we can work together to create solutions. We can effect lasting, systemic change.
We know it’s possible. How? Our p:ear youth show us every day. At p:ear, we meet today’s needs. We offer love, build trust, and create hope. And then, through mentorship and experience, we support youth on their journey to tomorrow.
For more information about p:ear, you can visit their website here.
I believe in the transformational power of creativity, and I’m committed to creating opportunities to make this work more accessible.
If you would like to participate in one of my online courses, but don’t have the resources to do so at this time, please fill out the Scholarship Application below. Those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, disabled, caretakers, or experiencing extreme hardship will be prioritized.