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December 2015

Happy Holidays!

And greetings from all of us at Any Given Child Sarasota. 

Even though it is only December, we have had quite a busy school year already and wanted to share our latest news with you...


Project Elevate Culminating Events Planned for Week of December 14

Any Given Child Sarasota invites you to join elementary students from Atwater, Brentwood, Emma E. Booker and Tuttle Elementary Schools to learn how teachers and students in Sarasota County Schools are integrating arts education with reading, writing, math and science. Entitled Panther's Tale and Habitats in Motion, these wonderful culminating events are a showcase of what students have been learning this fall as part of Any Given Child's Project Elevate grant. The public is invited. Event dates and times are listed below.

Monday, Dec. 14
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
at  Brentwood
Tuesday, Dec. 15
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Emma E. Booker

Thursday, Dec. 17
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
at Atwater
Friday, Dec. 18
8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. at Tuttle

To RSVP, send us an email or call (941) 927-9000 ext. 31184.

Any Given Child Receives $5,000 Grant

BMO Private Bank recently awarded Any Given Child Sarasota a $5,000 grant to aid our efforts to expand arts education in Sarasota County Schools with the help of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
"We would like to thank BMO Private Bank for its financial support of this endeavor,” said Brian Hersh, Program Director for Any Given Child Sarasota. “This grant will help our vision and ensure all students have equal access to arts as part of a complete education.”
“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local organizations and the arts, we are proud to provide Any Given Child with this grant,” said Gary Heard, Managing Director, Sarasota, BMO Private Bank. “We’re thrilled to support this cause and look forward to working together to enrich and educate the children of Sarasota.”

Thank you, BMO Private Bank!

A Superhuman Experience at The Ringling

For the second year in a row, The Ringling once again opened its doors this fall to Sarasota County elementary school students as part of its Superhuman in Sarasota educational program. This specially-designed arts experience included guided tours of the art and circus museums for hundreds of area 4th graders, many of whom had never visited a museum before.

As part of Superhuman in Sarasota, educational staff from The Ringling created a curriculum for teachers to use with the students prior to and following their visit. That curriculum, along with the tours themselves, focused on the exploration of visual art and Florida history.


In This Season of Giving...

Please consider a gift to Any Given Child Sarasota this holiday season. We appreciate everything you do to bring the arts to life for students throughout Sarasota County Schools.

Give today by visiting our online donation page on the Community Foundation of Sarasota County website and selecting the "Any Given Child Fund." Or contact Program Director
Brian Hersh to explore giving opportunities that match your personal interests and goals.

Together, we can bring the arts to life for ALL students in Sarasota County Schools.

Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!
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