Heritage + Legacy
Exploring the power of story: A literacy of self in community
International Arts Exchange
KidSAKE began in Honduras--well, I was in Nashville area, but the projects that caused me and my friend Maggie to create a nonprofit, were in the center of Honduras. We fell in love with a woman named Clementina-a retired schoolteacher-who had started a soup kitchen to feed the poorest children in her village and the single mothers. That was all the way back in 1999 [my first trip]. Since then, we have partnered with universities, elementary and secondary schools, civic organizations and scout troops to bring aid, items, and projects from the U.S. to the good people we have served. Now we are creating an international partnership with schools to develop an arts exchange between kids in the U.S. and Honduras. Exciting!
Research and development is not the easiest task, but the road [though winding] is rewarding. We have learned a lot about what works and what doesn't, what fits with our mission and where we should let go, during our time in Port Huron, MI. We are excited about our direction working with schools and community organizations in character education and the arts. We are currently working on an international arts exchange and developing arts across the curriculum projects that we can take to schools. Thank you for your input and patience as we go through this phase of our development.
We can bring our art projects to you. Ask about our 'art to go' program.
Playwriting to Literacy
Find Art Out:
Public Art Projects
To date, KidSAKE has worked with young people and communities in public art projects in Franklin, TN, Port Huron, MI, and Cane, Honduras.