February 3, 2012—After her forthcoming June 2012 graduation from Dover High School, Dover NH, current senior, Aneesa Winn is college bound. Her first choice? The Art Institute of Boston (AIB) where the creative and talented teen has been offered a large annual scholarship towards the school’s first-class photography degree.
As featured in the Portsmouth Herald: The Seacoast community joins together to create opportunity for young women in high school through the Phenomenal Women Project, an Arts In Reach afterschool program.
Alison Forbes, M.Ed., Educational Consultant and College Advisor stopped by AIR on Tuesday, February 8th, to talk to AIR teens about her career....but even more importantly she shared the qualities that were important to her as she built her business....strength and community. She told the girls that it was important to be strong but it was just as important to become part of your community and accept help from others.
For Jenny, AIR became a place where the only expectation was to believe in herself, where she was encouraged to use her VOICE to express her emotions and opinions without judgment, and where she began to communicate her feelings. Click here for the full story.
Transportation is an issue for many of the girls who participate in Arts in Reach. If they don’t have a ride to the program they can’t join, and then they miss out on the mentoring and supportive classes that they so desperately need.
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