Established in 2009, drawchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to aid global change by supplying the world’s children with empowering art experiences. Together we can provide the programs that allow them to effectively visualize a better life for themselves.

Children Need Art


Drawchange contributes to the education of the worlds poorest and most vulnerable children by bringing art into their daily lives.* Children are naturally creative. However, many of the world’s children have no means or encouragement to envision a break in the cycle of poverty. We provide the means to improve school attendance, leading to gains in academic performance, by supplying the materials and art therapy-based instruction that inspire children worldwide to create real and lasting change for them, their families and their communities.

Although intelligence and skill are generally associated with the fast and efficient firing of neurons, subjects who tested high in creativity had thinner white matter and connecting axons that have the effect of slowing nerve traffic in the brain. This slowdown in the left frontal cortex, a region where emotional and cognitive abilities are integrated, Dr. Jung, suggested, “might allow for the linkage of more disparate ideas, more novelty and more creativity.” **

 

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* In 2005, The Rand Corporation observed that involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills.
** Dr. Rex Jung. Research scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque.

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    19 hours ago by drawchange ART FACT: “Art allows kids to work through emotions or feelings that are too difficult for them to verbalize. A lot of times, kids don’t have the verbal ability. They don’t have the experience, they don’t know how to deal with their feelings. Art can really be a bridge to allow that to happen because art speaks to them in that playful imaginative language that they can understand.” - Holly Varces, art therapist - Sources: ‘Art Play Workshops Let Kids Be Kids’ by Ron DeKett from  @herraldpalladium  . Continue reading →
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    3 days ago by drawchange There are only a few weeks left until Jennie and our inspiring team of volunteers embark on their journey to Ethiopia to oversee and continue our Art Beyond Borders programs in Addis Ababa. To support this team, we are offering a special fundraising promotion from our Ethiopia Collection! The Ethiopia Collection is full of many beautiful and unique handmade items, such as scarves, handbags, trinkets and more (some pictured above). 100% of the proceeds from these items go directly back to reaching these vulnerable children we work with in Ethiopia. Visit  @shopdrawchange  and click the link in bio to view this
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    4 days ago by drawchange In case you need a little motivation this monday morning: One of our children created this drawing to describe how she would sing and  #staypositive  to make her and her happy during tough times & #x2728 ;  #mondaymorningdoseofcuteness  Continue reading →
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