This summer we are happy to welcome three student volunteers to Art in Action! We count on using the summertime to work on new and exciting projects and appreciate the extra help and knowledge students bring to the table. Our wonderful volunteers are working on a variety of projects, from writing website content and developing new teaching videos, to researching school districts around the country that could benefit from the Art in Action program. We are thankful for the help, and we can’t wait to see what they can accomplish!
Let’s meet the volunteers:
Robin is a rising sophomore at Stanford University interested in video production, creative writing and literature. He wanted to volunteer with Art in Action this summer because he believes his own arts education had a significant impact on his childhood, and he wants to help give more kids the opportunity to have art. Robin is using his creativity and skills in video production to create teaching videos for our new curriculum, including digital and latino lessons.
Jimmy is a third-year student at San Jose State University, pursuing a degree in English– aspiring one day to be a Technical Writer. He wanted to help spread the message of Art in Action, as well as the great importance of arts education. Jimmy is using his extensive writing skills and research abilities to create new and engaging content, update website copy and produce monthly newsletters.
Sarah is a graduate student at San Jose State University studying Child and Adolescent Development. Her focus is on arts in education, which is what led her to Art in Action. She is passionate about equitable arts access for all children and hopes to learn a lot about bringing art to children in need throughout the summer. Sarah currently works as a preschool teacher at Garfield Child Development Center and works on the Visual Arts Committee with the California Kindergarten Association. She will be using her broad range of research skills to develop a strategic plan for launching our Free Kinder Art Program, including finding funders and gauging interest in new markets.