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On Wed., June 20, Art in Motion and Life Preservers Inc. will present a special Art Day Celebration at 1Oak in support of children’s art programming in Haiti. The evening will feature art exhibits and a fashion show coordinated by Runway Haiti at 8p.m., followed by a live performance by Grammy-nominated Universal Records artist Shontelle at 9:30.
Art Day Celebration believes that youth are the number one resource for shaping the future of Haiti and aims to empower orphaned children to find and express their individual voices through the medium of art.
Last Saturday, June 9, a bevy of young adults, clad in white, flocked to 121 Fulton Street in Manhattan to honor Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that aims to create quality education for all children through the implementation of new schools and learning programs, increasing access to education and fostering global, sustainable communities.
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The youth welfare advocacy and watchdog non-profit Children’s Rights has announced its first annual Spring Young Leaders Event, to take place Thursday June 7 at 49 Grove. Founded by civil and adolescent rights activist Marcia Robinson Lowry, Children’s Rights started as a venture of the New York Civil Liberties Union and then the American Civil Liberties Union, before establishing itself as a self-sufficient nonprofit in 1995. Children’s Rights fights legal suits on behalf of child welfare and foster care initiatives and publishes national policy reports to generate awareness on the injustices many children suffer in the U.S.