HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Story Tapestries!
As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, we at Story Tapestries are reflecting on what brings us joy. At the top of our list is our amazing family - and that includes YOU!
We're grateful for...
...your ability to read this message
...children's smiles when they have lightbulb moments of learning
...teachers' renewed excitement when they discover new ways to connect with their students
...our partners that inspire and support us
...the child that discovers the joy of reading after participating in a program
...the parents that learn how to share a song, a poem, or a story with their children
...the 110,000 people we were able to connect with in 2016 thanks to YOU!
MOST of all, we're grateful for supporters like YOU that see the value of Story Tapestries.
THANK YOU for being a part of our ever-growing family of artists, educators, parents, students and community members.
We are excited to have launched an artful moment initiative that brings a Story Tapestries artist or family member into your home every Tuesday at 7pm EST. This past Tuesday featured artist Suzanne Richard. If you missed here, you can watch her HERE! Then tune in Tuesday November 21st with artist Carrie Sue Ayvar!
While ARTS are meaningful for connecting youth with STEM concepts, Story Tapestries also supports the development of literacy skills. Without knowing how to read, write and communicate clearly in English, students struggle to succeed in any and all academic areas. Because of this, Story Tapestries also has a project dedicated to supporting literacy programs, and with this project we're participating in GlobalGiving's year-end campaign. You can visit our literacy project HERE.
Be sure to check out our latest blog post on the impact of the arts on literacy development.
Several studies have linked the impact of arts with the development of language arts skills and literacy skills. Arts integration programs implemented in schools across a period as short as a few months have been shown to improve students' abilities to master certain language skills.
There are many ways in which the arts can be integrated into the classroom. Read more in this week's blog here...
If this project still connects with you and what's important to you, please consider being part of this growing social movement - #GivingTuesday. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, millions of people will join forces to give back to their communities on GivingTuesday. GlobalGiving has garnered the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - they will be matching donations on November 29th for up to $1 million! This means your donation can go twice as far if you give next Tuesday - that's a pretty awesome incentive!
Please consider putting it on your calendar, and letting your friends and family know about this unique opportunity to give the most powerful gift - LITERACY!