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Yes! Grant 5/4/17: Jackson School of the Arts

Posted at 9:45 AM, May 05, 2017

FOX 47's Yes! campaign is our commitment to bringing communities closer by encouraging you to share your thoughts and your stories with us. Another big part of this program is the Yes! grant, where we award a local non-profit with a cash grant and a special promotional campaign. 

We are happy to announce this month's winner... the Jackson School of the Arts.

Jackson School of the Arts is a place where kids get to discover and experience dance, art and theater every day. It's a place of diversity and inclusion. It's their belief that all children, regardless of their financial means, should have access to ongoing high-quality arts education programs. 

"Jackson School of the Arts began because one woman saw a need in this community. She saw that kids were not getting to participate in the arts and she said 'I'm going to do something about that.' She created Jackson School of the Arts," said Kim Curtis, Executive Director of Jackson School of the Arts.

Jackson School of the Arts offers more than 100 classes and programs for children of all ages and experience levels in the visual and performing arts. 

"Jackson School of the Arts runs year-round and the summer is just as exciting as fall and winter. In the summer, we'll have a host of programs for children. They can get involved short-term, long-term and then gear up for our programs in the fall," said Curtis.

Jackson School of the Arts Executive Director Kim Curtis believes that the Yes! Grant will give additional program access to more youth and be helpful in promoting their organizational priorities. 

"Jackson School of the Arts has a lot of priorities, but the number one is ensuring that all children, regardless of their financial means, get to participate in the arts. And growth. Our priority is growth. We have so many children who want to participate and we need the space to be able to do that," said Curtis.

Our congratulations Jackson School of the Arts for being this month's Yes! Grant award winner.

To learn more about our Yes! Grant or to fill out an application for your non-profit, click here.