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Arts-Kids and Rocky Mountain Power Foundation partner to spark creativity
Park City-based Arts-Kids, Inc., is pleased to announce it has received a $3,500 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to further its after-school programs for school children in North Summit School District. The programs are designed to enhance the developmental and behavioral health of at-risk youth ages 8-18 by fostering communication skills, problem solving abilities, empathy, and self-esteem through creative outlets. The program is offered free of charge to students identified by teachers and counselors in the school district.
“We are very pleased to support this program for children in North Summit schools,” said Chad Ambrose, Rocky Mountain Power regional business manager. “As a part of the community, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation appreciates this opportunity to help children learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment.”
This grant will assist Arts-Kids, Inc. continue offering artistic programs that help students overcome traumatic experiences and improve social, academic and leadership skills.
“Generosity such as this is crucial for our organization,” said Jenny Krompel, executive director, Arts-Kids, Inc. “The impact of this donation is far reaching and will provide individuals with greater ability to succeed now and throughout life. We are extremely grateful for this contribution.”
Arts-Kids, Inc. is committed to creating a community that offers youth a positive learning environment, caring adult mentors and a chance to explore and spark curiosity at how the arts and sciences shape the world. The many benefits of the program helps defend against negative behaviors such as alcohol and substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, bullying and social difficulties in peer relationships.
About Arts-Kids, Inc.
Founded by Pat Drewry Sanger, A.P.R.N., Arts-Kids, Inc. was inspired by her work as a psychotherapist working with inner city children. Through her work she noticed that children growing up in traumatic environments (home and/or community) began to become hardened and emotionally shot down by age 9 or 10. Using the arts and group dynamics to enhance youth development and build community, more than 6,000 students in Summit and Wasatch counties have benefited from its programs during the past 15 years.
About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.7 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation's mission, through its charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power.