Kids & Teens

Fulfilling part of our mission: Increase the opportunities of our children through art, MAFA supports these activities in the Monrovia area:

Kids

Kids Art Workshop at Foothill Unity Center Back to School Day
This annual daylong event at Santa Anita Racetrack provides 1,100 preregistered local K-12 children of very low income families with the backpacks, school supplies and clothing they need to start the school year with confidence. MAFA engages and educates the children with art projects all day long while their parents visit the various booths and pick up the school materials for their children.

Kids Art Workshop at Foothill Unity Center Holiday Distribution
At this late November event, Foothill Unity Center distributes Thanksgiving Food Packages to low-income families. MAFA donates materials and MAFA artists work with hundreds of kids who come with their parents to make holiday crafts.

Village After School Art Program
We are seeking grant funding for the MUSD Village After School Art Program

Since 2004, MAFA has contributed more than $50,000 to the students of Monrovia for art education. Our artist members developed an after school art curriculum for use by the MUSD Village After School Program.

But we need your help to continue. If you or your employer can support this important program with a tax-deductible donation or grant, please contact Christine Geltz at (626) 483-0560 or christine@monroviafinearts.org.

Teens

Friday Teen Night Art Workshops:
As part of the City’s Healing Connections initiatives to reduce/eliminate teen suicides, the Santa Anita Family YMCA in partnership with other community groups provides Friday Teen Nights in Library Park during the summer: a venue where teens can gather to engage in music, art, recreation and leadership activities. MAFA artist instructors provide the art workshops which have turned out to be very popular with the teens.

Celebrate the Arts Urban Art Experience:
MAFA’s annual Celebrate the Arts two-day art show in the park brings together dozens of artists and hundreds of visitors every year. A recent addition to this event is our Teen Urban Art experience: MAFA reaches out to though art teachers in the City’s high schools and invites students to create and exhibit urban art during the show. Artist and volunteer supervisors report the transformative power of this experience in teens’ lives.

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