The OUT OF THE BOX™ Campaign

The OUT OF THE BOX™ Campaign

From ART of Hearts International, Inc

To raise $15,000 to combat the lack of arts education resources in Primary schools in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa through the provision of Children's Books, Workbooks, Art Supplies, and Teacher Training Manuals.

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About AoH

Founded in 2014, ART of Hearts, Inc. is a non-profit organization on a mission to redefine Arts Education as a basic need and a progressive learning tool for Primary School youth in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Motto “Live in Color” means to think and live boldly outside of the “box”, while embracing self, expressing self, and empowering self and others to reach their fullest potential.

Our OUT OF THE BOX™ Campaign is an initiative to raise $15,000 to provide arts education programming to students in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Each student who participates in our heART Clubs will receive a heART Kit inclusive of 7 beautifully illustrated children's books, a workbook, and art supplies. The kit also includes a teacher training manual developed for teachers in rural communities to teach children key developmental skills through engaging and colorful art-centered activities and lessons.

Our Why

Let’s face it; most, if not all, of the funding for school programs in developing communities, go to core subjects such as Math, English, Science, and History. Art programs, if they even exist, are subjected to being the first programs to be sacrificed when there are budget cuts. Additionally, schools in rural communities very rarely have the essential resources, much less art supplies. As a subject that is seen as more of leisure than a necessity, teachers in these communities are not adequately trained on how to teach children about the significance of art and its impact on our everyday lives.

While the core subjects are essential, Art, too, is fundamental to the development of children, (and everyone, for that matter). Art is an empowering form of expression and communication. It allows us to develop new ways of thinking and conveying emotions and feelings that might not be understood through the printed or spoken word alone. Art is truly a universal language that transcends culture and language barriers and has the potential to serve as a source for new, enriching possibilities.

Our vision is to change the paradigm of primary school education in rural areas of the world, by filling the gaps in Arts Education inequalities and supporting human and sustainable development through promoting Quality Education in support of Sustainable Development Goal #4.

Our How

We believe that everyone deserves creative resources and opportunities. We partner with schools and other organizations in rural areas of developing countries to bring children the outlet of art. We not only donate art supplies to each school we partner with, but we also provide our heART Clubs, which are art clubs that teach students 21st-century skills such as Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Confidence, Compassion, and Communication through experiential and participatory Arts Education-based activities. This approach enables students to learn by doing – while also making it fun...and colorful!

In order to facilitate sustainable arts education in underserved communities, AoH developed an Empowerment Model framework that provides teachers with the foundational knowledge of how to educate children on the fundamentals and the importance of the arts. Each student who participates in our heART Clubs will receive a heART Kit inclusive of 7 beautifully illustrated children's books, a workbook, and art supplies. The kit also includes a teacher training manual developed for teachers in rural communities to teach children key developmental skills through engaging and colorful art-centered activities and lessons.

At AoH, we firmly believe that the arts are essential and should be accessible. As an innovative and adaptive organization, we continue to work to create a resilient and flexible program model. The CoVID-19 pandemic and the resulting school closures around the world forced AoH to rethink how we could get our resources to children in the most difficult places to reach and encourage informal learning. As a result, AoH developed a workbook that includes activities and learning modules so that children who are not able to be in the formal classroom and school setting are still able to take part in and enjoy our arts education resources. 

To Learn More About ART Of Hearts, Inc., check out our website at www.artofhearts.org.

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OUT OF THE BOX™: The Series

OUT OF THE BOX is a children’s book series that features a colorful cast of crayons that help to artistically teach us about Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curiosity, Confidence, Compassion, and Communication. 

The series follows a Crayon Box teacher, Ms. Boxy, and her eccentric class of Crayons – Carmine, the spunky red crayon; Clem, the brave orange crayon; Sunny, the cheerful yellow crayon; Jade, the sassy green crayon; Coby, the peaceful blue crayon; Violet, the wise purple crayon; Gerry, the thoughtful pink crayon, and Rusty, the dependable brown crayon. 

This dynamic group portrays the beauty in our individuality and the power of our collective impact. The cast is meant to be relatable and embody characteristics we each possess. The crayons help to challenge some of the societal ideas that have worked to box us into stereotypes and assumptions based on appearance. We hope to show value in the different attributes that colors possess, the uniqueness of each color, and the beautiful BIG picture these colors make when they work together! 

OUT OF THE BOX encourages teaching, learning, and living outside of the box. This series is perfect for children grade levels 1-4 and ages 6-9 but has lessons we all can keep with us. The books speak to various issues many children face as they work to develop an understanding of themselves as individuals, while simultaneously building social relationships both in and out of school. Children can be entertained by brilliant visuals and beautiful stories that teach applicable lessons they can use throughout their daily lives.

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We are a 501 (c) 3 organization. EIN 47-5319544. Your donation is tax deductible.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! #ARTOFHEARTSORG THEOUTOFTHEBOXCAMPAIGN #LIVEINCOLOR #WORLDARTDAY2021

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#ARTOFHEARTSORG THEOUTOFTHEBOXCAMPAIGN #LIVEINCOLOR #WORLDARTDAY2021

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