Grace’s Senior Year

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Scholarship recipient Grace Johnson is now a senior at The Kings College in New York! She writes, “This semester was really challenging in extremely rewarding ways. I got to take classes all geared towards literature, writing, and film. I participated … Continued

How to be Creative

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Students at Friendship Academy just finished a fall program called “How to be Creative” with Artist Mentor Raygen Samone. Take a look at these amazing and talented kids!

Celebrating International Disability Day!

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What an honor to host these amazing friends and celebrate International Disability Day together! So grateful to partner with Prince and Agnes Cole and Disability Motivational Network!

Open Studio

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Join Raygen Samone at the Inverted Arts studio in Northeast Minneapolis to “Create, Catch Up, and Chillax”! FREE 9-18 Year Olds 10-12pm Oct 30/Nov 6/ Nov 13/Nov 20/Dec 4/ Dec 11/Dec 18 Access to computers, cameras, microphones, canvases, paint and … Continued

Spitting Fire

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Excited to offer “Spitting Fire” Spoken Word Poetry sessions led by Artist Mentor Joe Davis! Sessions are free and available for the first 10 high school students who sign up. Dates are December 4, 11, and 18th from 12:30-2:30pm here … Continued

Fall Program Update

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By Raygen Samone – IA Creative Co-Director What a season! More than halfway through Autumn, I am so grateful to be a small part in all of these young ones’ lives. Here’s an update on each of the programs in … Continued

Give to the Max Day November 18th

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped us raise $19,821 on Give to the Max Day! And if you missed it, it’s not too late to help us cross the finish line! Just click the donate button below any … Continued

Two New Businesses in Kenya!

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We are SO excited to launch two new small business partnerships in Kenya, led by IA Artist Mentors and scholarship graduates Seth Luchemo (Top L) and Kevin Fraji (Top R) starting January 1st, 2022! These two talented young men have … Continued