1. BRAVO JOURNAL #6: Ode to Fur

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    What happens when a few musicians from Bravo Youth Orchestras and some fur balls from Oregon Humane Society get together? A symphonic celebration of slobber and laughter, that's what. Story, camera and edit by Kimberly Warner and David McLaughlin Violins: Iona and Jelly'sha Bass: Symone Viola: Luis Cello: Benedicte Music recording: Tim Boot Thank you Regional Arts and Culture Council for helping make this project possible. http://www.racc.org

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    • the Village after school experience

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      Listen to one family's story of how the Village has impacted their life. We invite you, your place of business, your sunday school class, etc… to join Mission Change on this journey to not only change the lives of these kids but the generations to follow. Contact Sarah Johnson for more info.at sarah@missionchange.com

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      • The Professor's Academy "The Mission In Motion"

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        The Professor’s Academy (TPA) grew from a professional photographer’s dream of giving our youth a chance to explore, be inspired, stay informed, and provide positive exposure to the arts and sciences surrounding them. The Professor’s Academy is an established certified California non-profit organization which came to life from a gallery show produced by founder Michael Anthony. Inspired by the public response from the showcase of the African-American inventors and scientists, TPA was born. Mr. Anthony, as a professional scientific photographer with over 30 years of experience, wanted to continue using his experience to inspire and educate others. Mr. Anthony’s vision to acquire the mobile educational mega bus to bring exciting, fully equipped scientific visual arts workshops to underserved youth in the Northern California area has been well received by the educational professionals and the community. Mr. Anthony’s vision extends to providing students with the opportunity to use technology, as well as the valuable academic connections to other institutions, technology companies and police departments that put visual science into action. TPA’s goal is to supplement the education our youth are already receiving to help foster interest in the arts, sciences and technologies surrounding them. Michael Anthony hopes to make this dream a reality with the help of like-minded individuals and their donations. The Professor’s Academy’s mission in motion is an idea that could become a life changing initiative. Contact: ma@theprofessorsacademy.com Website: theprofessorsacademy.com

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        • BSOMA Launch Party Video

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          Take a look inside the BSOMA Launch Party. It was definitely a special night to remember. See for yourself… *Video produced by Tim McGuire

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          • Al Franken's Address to BSOMA

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            Watch the speech that Al Franken delivered from the State Capitol for the BSOMA Launch Party. Arts access changes lives.

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            • Media b-roll for KC-STI

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              B-roll footage of Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute showing students on transportation-related site visits, hands-on classroom learning and participating in leadership development activities. Students are hosted by the UMKC Institute for Human Development for the four-week program, one of 52 similar university-hosted programs funded by the Federal Highway Administration. The UMKC program is the only transportation institute to actively recruit students with disabilities, comprising 40% of past participants.

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              • Joy Now Summer Performance Arts Scholarship Fund

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                Our Story Started 8 years ago, March Fourth Marching Band is a world famous mobile big band spectacular. From gypsy brass, samba, funk, afro-beat, big-band, jazz, rock, circus, to vaudeville, we play it all. We have marched in the streets and played to sold-out crowds around the globe, cultivating a sense of spontaneous joy and contagious excitement wherever we go. After partnering with inter-generational community marching bands in Germany last year, many of us came home inspired to develop a band program in our own community. The JOY NOW Summer Performance Arts Workshop is a week-long day camp for youth age 13-18. Our mission is to empower, excite and engage youth through music and performance arts-centered programs that value diversity, positive collaboration, self-awareness, and social change. At the end of our week together, we’ll take the songs and dances we've learned to the streets, classic M4 style. We’ll parade, and perform and help kick off the 2nd Annual PDX Bridge Festival at their opening gala on July 29th. We are running this camp entirely on volunteer power and are relying on student fees to help with the basic costs of camp. However, we know that the students who can benefit the most from this kind of experience are often those without the financial means to afford it. Help us offer our program to more students! Reaching our goal of $4,000 will allow 16 more students to join us in this amazing opportunity! The Impact All over the country, schools are navigating drastically diminishing budgets. Unfortunately, arts education is one of the first subject areas to be cut. Members of March Fourth know the crucial role that music and art play in intellectual and personal development. After all, it was these school programs that started many of us on our own paths to creativity. That’s why we’re so excited to offer an alternative to students who can’t afford private lessons and who do not have band programs or other performance arts opportunities in their schools. Even for students whose parents can afford private lessons, nothing can replace the valuable and often more rewarding experience of being part of a larger band. Joy Now Summer Performance Arts Workshop will give youth the chance to participate fully and actively in a community centered around art and positive collaboration. As well as a music & performance art program, it is also a life-skills, and global awareness program. Youth will have the chance to do new things, explore multiple creative practices, learn and share different points of view, build self-confidence, and learn how to use art for positive and effective social change. You can help us make it happen! We are building this camp from the ground up and it is SOLELY funded from donations from people like you. Your donations help us ensure equal access to performance arts education for all youth! We are working towards getting our 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, but until we do, any donation you make will be greatly appreciated, but will not be tax deductible. Helping us reach our goal of $4,000 will allow us to: · Offer 16 scholarships to youth, who would have been otherwise unable to attend · Purchase instruments, drums, hula hoops, stilts and other camp supplies Not only will you be karmically rewarded for contributing to such a worthwhile cause, we're also throwing in some extra rewards! Check out our list of awesome incentives to the right. Other Ways You Can Help Want to take your investment further? We have many other ways for you to get involved: Share this campaign with your friends, families and coworkers via email and Facebook. Ask your favorite bar to host a happy hour benefit Petition your local thrift store for costume donations Approach your neighborhood grocery store for food and drink donations While you're spring cleaning, separate out those old art supplies & give them a new home (with us!) Throw a car wash Have a bake sale No idea is too small or insignificant! Visit our campaign fundraising website for more ideas of how to help! http://www.indiegogo.com/Joy-Now-Summer-Performance-Arts-Scholarship-Fund

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                • Focus Global Test Drive: Madrid Experience

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                  Dreaming Out Loud would like to welcome you to our experience at the Focus Global Test Drive! We were fortunate to travel to Madrid, Spain to test drive the 2012 Ford Focus. It was an amazing experience with a great car that we look forward to driving back in DC. Enjoy and follow our progress! Follow us on http://Twitter.com/doldc or http://facebook.com/doldc

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                  • University Prep Academy High School

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                    For a number of years, I have been documenting the progress of University Prep schools in Detroit. I've been videotaping exceptional school models for 16 years and must candidly say the the UPHS program is tops. their success rate with thier kids is legendary, with 90% graduating and 90% of those kids going on to college. I strongly recommend this school model to ANY district of they really want to develop a healthy, unified, family environment in a public high school.

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                    • An Introduction to the Dance, Academic, and Family Services at The Wooden Floor

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                      The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana, previously known as Saint Joseph Ballet, is an after-school organization that has delivered hope and opportunity to nearly 400 low-income youth annually since 1983. Dance education and performance are the core transformational elements through which youth change the way they think about themselves and aspire beyond the crippling grip of the poverty cycle. In the dance studio, rigorous training, creativity and self-knowledge lead to confidence, leadership, teamwork, well-being, and joy. Academic programs, pre-collegiate mentoring, and college scholarships ensure that our students succeed in school and are college-ready. Since 2005, 100 percent of graduates from The Wooden Floor have enrolled in college, exceeding the national average for their peers threefold. Family Services at The Wooden Floor, including counseling, crisis intervention and social service referrals help families overcome hardships and navigate challenges. Community support enables these year-round programs to be offered free of charge. Bringing about generational change to break the cycle of poverty in our community is the long-term goal of The Wooden Floor.

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