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Arts Horizons Special Education Academy Awarded 2011 Flutie Foundation Grant

Arts Horizons’ Special Education Artist Academy (SEAA) is a proud 2011 recipient of the Flutie Foundation Grant.

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the quality of life for people and families living with autism. Part of their mission is to fund advocacy programs as well as educational, therapeutic, and recreational opportunities. Annually, the Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations and schools that provide services, education and advocacy for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

SEAA, now in its 5th season, will use this grant to continue its intensive training for teaching artists through theater, dance and visual arts programs for students with autism in NYC Department of Special Education, District 75.  Training includes mentorship, practicum experience and professional development for best practices in special education and the arts. To learn more and see a video about SEAA, click here.

We would like to thank the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for supporting our efforts!

For more information contact, Dena Malarek:

Dena Malarek,
Director, Special Populations and NYC Residencies

dena@artshorizons.org

NJ Phone: 201-567-1766 * 108
NY Phone: 212-268-7219 * 108
Fax: 201-567-5312

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Poem In Your Pocket Day: The Color Spectrum Mantra

April is National Poetry Month and to honor it the City of New York sponsors an annual Poem In Your Pocket Day (April 14th). Click Here for the history and more information on Poem In Your Pocket Day.

The Color Spectrum Mantra by SEAA teaching artsit, Mansa K. Mussa and Arthur T. Wilson, is the perfect poem to help us celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Read the Color Spectrum below.

THE COLOR SPECTRUM

I AM A COLLAGE

ALL MY COLORS MAKE ME SING,

RED, YELLOW, BLUE, and GREEN

I AM WHAT THE RAINBOW EARTH BREATHES,

SUMMER, WINTER, SPRING

MY DREAMS

MY FAMILY,

AND MY COMMUNITY.

I AM A COLLAGE

I AM ALIVE!

AND SUCCESS COLORS MY IDENTITY!

 

Arts Horizons’ Theater & Visual Arts Team

2011

Mr. Mansa K. Mussa
Mr. Arthur T. Wilson

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