September 2016
Project Elevate 2016-2017 Kick Off

This week we kicked off our Project Elevate 2016-2017 with an all day workshop at the Edson Keith Mansion. The project marks its second year of residencies at the following elementary schools: AtwaterBrentwoodEmma E. Booker and Tuttle.

Project Elevate is made possible by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation PDAE program (Professional Development for Arts Educators). Special emphasis is being placed on increasing students’ skills in reading, writing, math and science through drama, dance and visual arts led by Jessica Oatman, Any Given Child Arts Integration Specialist. 

On October 25, we will meet again for an all day workshop on drama strategies for Arts Integration with Kennedy Center teaching artist Karen Erickson

3rd Grade Teacher from Emma E. Booker Michelle Fancher and her class from 2015-2016
Professional Development News

In partnership with The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall we will be hosting two teaching artists from the Kennedy Center as part of the series offered to our Sarasota County School teachers participating in the Arts Integration League:
October 4 and 5: Artist educator and professional jazz /world vocalist Imani Gonzalez, will be teaching two separate workshops that will focus on sound, rhythms, reading and writing. 

November 8 and 9: Published cartoonist, writer and illustrator, Richard Jenkins is back for two engaging workshops on character, story creation and science after a successful workshop this past August offered to Sarasota County School teachers working with students with disabilities. 
BMO Harris Bank Grant

Any Given Child Sarasota has been awarded a $5,000 grant from BMO Harris Bank for the 2016-2017 school year. The grant will allow us to expand our work by partnering with more teachers, as well as build capacity by offering additional professional learning opportunities for teachers serving students with disabilities. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support in truly making the arts more accessible for all  students of Sarasota County Schools.
Join us!

Art, Rhymes & Beer at JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room 
9/24/16 6-10pm EST
1215 Mango Ave Sarasota, FL
To Benefit Any Given Child Sarasota 
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Or give today by visiting our online donation page on the Community Foundation of Sarasota County website and selecting the "Any Given Child Fund".

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