In the wake of the No Child Left Behind plan, schools are providing art instruction with less frequency and with fewer resources. With support from the Arts Council however, BGCMC can now fill the gap and provide weekly out-of-school fine arts instruction, giving youth exciting opportunities to exhibit their work at Sand City’s WestEnd Festival in August 2012 and at the Museum of Monterey in January 2013.
According to Arts Coordinator Marissa Serna, “With the Arts Council’s support, we are excited to further develop our ‘Young Artists on Exhibit’ project. Art can be a vehicle for creating positive change in our community and youth art exhibits provide a great avenue for local leaders to notice the strengths being cultivated in the youth of our community. Our goal for the ‘Young Artists on Exhibit’ project is to show our community that our youth are incredible cultural assets.”
For more information about “Young Artists on Exhibit,” contact Marissa Serna at email@example.com.
About the Arts Council for Monterey County
The Mission of The Arts Council for Monterey County is to improve the quality of life in our region through the arts. Arts Council programs nurture and promote access, participation and excellence in all arts disciplines. The Arts Council provides arts education to thousands of students each year thanks to support from local PTAs, foundations, businesses and individuals. Arts Council provides promotional, technical and financial support to over fifty arts organizations thanks to funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Additional information is available at www.artsformontereycounty.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 43 years. With Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, BGCMC provides youth between the ages of 6-18 an afterschool safe haven where they are mentored to achieve academic success, acquire healthy lifestyles, and develop good character and citizenship. Over 95% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session. Additional information is available at www.bgcmc.org or via phone at 831-394-5171.