The importance of art in education cannot be overstated, and we are always thrilled to support organizations that promise to broaden the horizons of young people
(PRWEB) September 12, 2013
No More Poverty, founded by Dr. Michael Omidi and his brother Julian Omidi, supports The Zimmer Children’s Museum and its youTHink social justice program, which offers arts education and community involvement programming for students attending Title One public schools. Los Angeles’ only children’s museum is dedicated to inspiring young people to “play their way to a better world” by cultivating a social conscience through creative self-expression, interactive learning, and leadership development.
“The importance of art in education cannot be overstated, and we are always thrilled to support organizations that promise to broaden the horizons of young people,” says Julian Omidi, cofounder of No More Poverty. “Art promotes lateral thinking, diversity of perspective, and social awareness. We applaud the Zimmer Children’s Museum and its youTHink program for engaging children in a productive and all-inclusive way.”
Zimmer Children’s Museum (http://www.zimmermuseum.org) is dedicated to inspiring young people of all ages to cultivate a social conscience and embrace their responsibility to help make the world a better place. It is our mission to help young people develop their capacity for creating positive change through interactive learning, creative self-expression and leadership development.
youTHink, the Zimmer’s youth development program, empowers youth to find their voice and make a positive impact in their communities. youTHink helps young people develop their capacity for creating positive change through interactive learning, creative self-expression and leadership development opportunities. youTHink offers lessons in public elementary, middle and high schools using art to explore the social issues that matter to youth, and a range of leadership, enrichment and community involvement programs for middle and high school youth beyond the classroom. The youThink Choosing College Workshop Program for Seniors on Tuesday, September 17th 5:00 pm-7:00pm as a great example of how students can develop their capacity while planning for the future.
No More Poverty (http://www.nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on the organization’s website. For more information, please visit the organization’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.