A4A working to develop 3 new programs!

New Programs in the Works! Arts for All is currently working to develop three new programs: an Early Childhood Playgroup: Little Artists, an Ongoing Adaptive Art Experience, and ACCESS Jr. Ongoing Adaptive Art Experiences - Martial Arts & Yoga This weekly program is designed to run for at least a semester, and allow students and adults to experience one art form for multiple weeks, leading to greater success and stronger relationships. Both Aikido, the peaceful martial art, and Adaptive Yoga, are proven to benefit mental, emotional, and physical health, and will be led by experienced and certified instructors. This class also creates opportunities to meet new friends! Little Artists Adaptive Playgroup for birth to 5 year olds This bi-monthly program is designed to meet the needs of birth to Kindergarten children, and their families. Designed and led by a retired Early Childhood Special Education Specialist, this program will focus on important developmental skills, while offering opportunities to experience many different kinds of art! This will...
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Take Five Minutes to See if Your Company will Match Your Donation to Our Nonprofit?

Did you know that companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, General Electric, and many others match donations (view more examples at https://doublethedonation.com/matching-grant-resources/list-matching-gifts-companies/) from employees to our nonprofit? It’s true. Many companies offer matching gift programs in which they match donations from their employees to nonprofits of the employees’ choosing. That means your donation can go twice as far! From now until December 15th, 2015 you can go to https://doublethedonation.com/giving-tuesday/ to find out if your company will match your donation. Just type in your employer’s name and access the appropriate matching gift forms, guidelines, and submission instructions. To help our organization make an even bigger impact please take a few minutes to search and see if your company will match your donation, or ask if they'd be willing to consider a matching grant!...
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Shop Your Community Day

Saturday, November 11th is the 2017 Shop Your Community Day! Come out and shop at participating Traverse City retailers, and you can donate 15% of your purchase to benefit Arts for All of Northern Michigan without any additional cost to you. ...
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Read all about it

There's a great story in this week's Northern Express (Oct. 19-25) — and there's some wonderful news in it about our nonprofit status. Read on! Also, if you haven't already RSVP'd to our Oct. 28 luncheon, please email Dayna or call 947-1278. The luncheon is from noon to 1 p.m. at The Corner Loft in downtown Traverse City. It's a great chance to learn about ACT-GT, our programs, our people and our artists. The luncheon is free, but ACT-GT will gratefully accept donations of any size. See you there! ...
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What a great thank-you note

After a recent Kids on the Block presentation at Glen Lake Public Schools, we got some of the most clever thank-you notes ever. The picture above is the folder they came in. From Noah: "Dear Kids on the Block. How do you get the ideas for the shows? You're right, everybody gets bullied at least one in their lifetime. My favorite character is Eddie." From Isaac: "Dear Kids on the Block. Thank you for coming and showing us about bullies and mean people. Even though Eddie was getting bullied, he solved the problem. Thanks to his tutor Claire, he got through it easily. And he never gave up. That takes courage to do. Let's make bullying extinct!" From Ethan: "Dear Kids on the Block. Thank you for teaching me about ADHD. Thanks for teaching us strategies for ADHD. We appreciate you helping those with ADHD. Thank you for coming!!"  ...
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