Cary Teen’s Passion Project Benefits Low-Income Students
Young People in the Arts Foundation provides art supplies
Owen Whaley, a student at Green Hope High School in Cary who is passionate about art and sharing it with others., founded Young People in the Arts Foundation to provide art supplies for elementary students in low-income communities.
In December 2018, Whaley visited Cary Elementary School and gave students take-home supplies to create sketches and paintings, plus an ornament to personalize. He also worked with the students to decorate a special pillowcase during his visit. Whaley hopes to make more donations like this to other schools in the coming months.
“I couldn’t believe how happy the kids were to see the kits at their spot,” he says.
Whaley plans on sharing art supplies and instruction with more schools as Young People in the Arts Foundation grows. Monetary donations can be made via GoFundMe.com, and donations of supplies are also welcome. Teachers interested in having Young People in the Arts Foundation visit their classrooms can reach out to Whaley via Twitter @YPITAF.