Heritage + Legacy
Exploring the power of story: A literacy of self in community
The Power of Story:
language arts - fine arts - performing arts
HERITAGE --- LEGACY
The KidSAKE Foundation
Michigan -- United States -- Abroad
The KidSAKE Foundation is dedicated to equipping, empowering, and engaging youth in building community through integrated literacy and arts-based projects and programming.
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20 YEARS OF KIDSAKE: SERVING COMMUNITY
Since 2000, KidSAKE has created and participated in events and outreach locally and abroad designed to build community, promote better living, and provide esteem building activities for young people. Some of these projects are: building a playground, supporting a soup kitchen, and providing scholarship funding or assistance to individuals.
KidSAKE is now poised to fine tune its efforts in order to focus on supporting projects that promote and explore the story of self and self in community using the five domains of social and emotional well-being and approaching projects through the lens of heritage & legacy. It is our thinking that emphasizing these areas will help young people understand their value and the importance of the role they play in the rich tapestry of their family history, local communities and the world at-large. Relating to heritage, self, and community through the power of learning and telling these stories will help young people be better prepared for the rapidly changing world.
Committed to arts-integration and community involvement, KidSAKE is excited to bring projects and programs to your community that support this mission.
Stories & Art To Go!
Are you looking for a team or community building event or workshop? Let us connect you with a Red Wagon Teaching Artist who can help design one for you. Using integrated arts approaches and applied drama, you'll have fun while you solve problems and build community at the same time.
Key focus area for KidSAKE:
Heritage & Legacy Projects
What's in your name?
Above left: The Picasso Project: One century of history & art; Above right: Masks: History and Design
Holds a story. Let us help you tell yours.
"Personal stories are the treasures gathered along life's journey. When written, illustrated, and shared with others, they hold the great power of transformation: Children who discover and share their stories finally realize...they are not invisible, and that is a marvelous thing."
Founder, The KidSAKE Foundation
Pictured from top:
Community opportunities for participants with special needs; fundraising and awareness for fair trade and human trafficking issues; community building with our International Peace Project; The Picasso Project live art piece.
Pictured above left: Picasso Becomes You, a play from The Picasso Project, Jenny Rogers & Caroline Sieger as Sylvie; International Peace Project mural.
Directly above: Writing workshops in Marysville, Michigan schools.
Heritage & Legacy | Gathering & Telling Stories
Social & Emotional Learning | Integrated Arts | Community Building