Amazing Art Work From Local Youth
The art you see above jumped off my screen when I saw it, and l literally couldn’t resist writing a post about the amazing stories of accomplishment happening around town. Emmanuel joined the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows at age 5, and at 18 he’s showing off some serious talent.
These examples are living proof that talent resides in everyone if they are taught how to demonstrate it visually for others to see and appreciate. Emmanuel’s work speaks volumes, it represents what happens when given the opportunity to discover their passion, and for other kids to follow and become inspired.
Art Captures The Inspiration of Youth
When we focus on creating a future for our youth, enabling them to express themselves in art, or excel in athletics, we become the foundation in which they can succeed.
Our individual potential soars off the charts when we give kids the tools they need to expand their talents and when we see what they create it reaffirms our reasons for putting them before us.
Perhaps it’s the magic that happens when we look outside ourselves, and listen to what kids say and ask them for their help with little tasks and watch as their eyes light up eager to be involved in the work.
Offering Kids Opportunity To Contribute
Kids should be given opportunities, and the freedom to express themselves by sharing their work and realizing that they are capable of creating what they visualize and see in the world. This is our job, to give them everything they need so they can create real things that others see and appreciate.
As a community, we can collaborate on events, display their work on our walls, and welcome the creativity they share through their work by displaying it in places they can show their friends. This shows kids that they can acheive greatness in recognition for their work, and learning this at a young age will help them set even higher goals as they get older.
Thoughts On How To Engage Businesses In Youth Programs
We would like to hear your thoughts on how you would suggest local businesses in Reno can work together, perhaps rotating some of the childrens artwork from business to business each month. This would be a way for businesses to get to know other businesses and have conversations about youth programs and sponsorship opportunities. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook!
[Photo credit: BGCTM.org]