I have had experience with non-profits from a very young age. I have been a part of numerous non-profit arts programs (ex. Baltimore School for the Arts) and I have seen the vast impact they have on their pupils. I myself am a musician and I was given numerous opportunities to perform and progress as a performer. As a product of these programs I have become a more well-rounded individual, one that is more accepting of others, eager to ask questions, and work hard to achieve my goals.
Non-profit arts programs reinvigorate the fine arts and bridge the gap between the arts themselves and those who are not exposed to them. The arts are shown to have a positive impact on creativity, problem solving skills, cooperative skills, and even test scores.
My hope is to start my own non-profit or work with an existing program wherein we, as an organization, help children and adults reach their full potential through the arts. By giving individuals exposure to the arts, they are forever changed by the sheer joy of creating, whether it’s a dance, a piece of music, or a painting. The arts are a powerful force that can change the world for the better by giving people valuable skills to better navigate our ever-evolving world.