LEADING with the heart of Valentine's Day
and in honor of HAVEN who took her own life at age 13 just a year ago - and continuing with the luck of the Irish until St. Patrick's Day - we hope to raise $12,000 to support Sent(a)Mental Studios and it's students/projects for a whole year... And all perks will be delivered by April 1st - NO JOKE.
Please share far and wide -
I recently renamed the Sent(a)Mental Studios Youth Project - the HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT - after a young person who successfully suicided last year on Valentines Day - just 2 days after her 13th birthday. Together, with the permission of Haven's family, we imagined that Haven could carry on by way of her name and inspiration - to provide safe space, opportunities, and creative outlets for youth to express the feelings and experiences they face when navigating the variety of transitions in their lives.
HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT, as well as many other projects of Sent(a)Mental Studios are supported mainly by Founder/Witness Dylan Scholinski - as well as by additional financial contributions and art supply donations from a variety of community members. Over the 2011/12 school year Sent(a)Mental Studios interacted with over 1,000 young people and its looking like that number is increasing in the current 2012/13 school year. Also in the past couple of years the studio has expanded to include a 2nd location, increased off-site youth groups, classes, open studio environments at conferences and pride events - as well as expanded open studio hours that include open hours over holidays, school vacations, and summer programing.
At this point, i need more than what my love, dedication, and support of this project can provide. Never before has "every little bit helps" rang more true to me - and this is where you can really help.
$12,000 in total will support the project for an entire year.
please help us reach our goal - Visit the INDIEGOGO page and make a donation today !