Since 2012, my overall goal in the community, has been to bring out and enrich the fundamental scholastic skills of children on the Spectrum of Autism in a positive way. An approach, that would be slightly different than most. But, would offer trained volunteer staff to work with behavior/emotional needs children that have patience, love, and strive for success. Individualized curriculum taught by a qualified head teacher in a nontraditional classroom setting with low ratios, for an overall success rate.
Did you know that simply by providing the basic computer software programs to those that may be on the higher operative level of Autism, produces the ARTistic skills for communication skills building? Did you know that when you provide a healthy "Wholistic" approach for proper nutrition, without all of the artificial prepackaged and processed foods, a child on the Spectrum of Autism can function better? Because, nutrition that encourages growing minds and bodies to thrive produces a more positive outlook on a developing ARTistic mind! Did you know that a child on the Spectrum of Autism really SHINES when the proper tools are provided to bring out that "INNER TALENT" and skill?
Our program is placed in the undeserved and underprivileged communities that will assist with the educational growth of our children and young adults between the ages of 8-12 yrs. and 13-17 yrs. However, while my intentions are meaningful for this FREE program, our budget, at this time, is depleting. Up until now, most of the expenses have been covered by my husband and myself (recently in 2018, from a few volunteer staff members), that may have had extra resources to provide...for this much needed cause. But, with the way our economy is taking shape, even these extra resources are currently small and few.
As a fellow "Soldier MOM" and citizen of the United States of America (the land of the FREE and the home of the diversified), I am humbly submitting this written message, asking for your generosity in assisting me with moving this project forward and providing an opportunity for a total of 25 young boys and girls to receive the “ART as Education” and most important "LOVE" in the states that BAFOL is registered in. Our goal is to raise $10,000 dollars for this project to stay on track for our Grand Opening day of June, 2018 and to continue with an ongoing year round program. Any amount of a donation you are able to provide would greatly be appreciated from the students and our volunteer staff.