2016 Kids Art Project: How to change the world (a work in progress)
Every year, the we host the United Way Kids Art project. Thousands of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in Helena, E. Helena, and Townsend participate, learning about the United Way and United Way partners as well as the importance of volunteering, giving, and advocating.
Meet Abby Wickens, 2016 Kids Art Winner
Cecelia Hazelton Elementary School, Townsend
3rd Grade, Ms. Wehrle’s Classroom
2015 Kids Art Project Winners
According to Youth Service America, when young people have the chance to serve their communities, everyone benefits. Young people gain skills necessary to succeed in school, the workplace, and life and the community develops strong, diverse groups of inspired, civically engaged young people.
Elementary school students from across the Tri-County area participated in the 2015 Kids Art Contest to explore the work of community-based organizations and discuss how they can get involved and share their talents.
We asked students to help give back by sharing their artistic talents, illustrating that everyone in our community can be a hero by giving back. Students created thank you cards for the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area, which will be distributed to thank champions of volunteers and donors for their contributions.
Artwork was shared via Facebook and community members selected the winners.
Thank you to Pizza Hut and the Helena Brewers for providing the prizes for contest winners and to the Helena area teachers that shared this opportunity with their students!