Part of our reason for existing is to help others. Every year Ryze partners with a new community arts organization, that shares our passion for the arts and has impactful stories to share. We donate 5% of profits from every purchase made. And some of our time as well.
Research shows that children who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance.
For our third year, we are partnering with Art in Action, whose mission is to kindle students’ thinking and creativity by providing a comprehensive and engaging visual arts program.
In 1982, Judy Sleeth founded Art in Action as a response to a lack of art lessons taught in classrooms and the decimation of art education programs in California schools through Prop 13. As a teacher, Judy was dismayed to find that her child’s Kindergarten class did not have an art program, so she started writing and teaching her own art lessons to the class. The program grew to area schools through word of mouth as the need for art programs like this continued to grow.
Art in Action make it easy for public schools to fill the visual arts education need for Kindergarten through 8th grade students everywhere and help close the achievement gap by making the skills and the joys of art accessible to all students – students who might not otherwise have access to experiences and opportunities the arts elicit. Today they reach more than 70,000 students and train nearly 6,000 teachers in 500 schools and organizations nationwide. There are still 4 million students without access to a visual arts program.
Join Ryze and Art in Action to bring art to students everywhere!
Learn more at artinaction.org
Young Storytellers engage creativity through the art of storytelling. Their mission is to inspire young people to discover the power of their own voice. Using the timeless techniques of one-on-one mentoring, collaboration and performance, they provide public school students with an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life on stage and film.
The organization was founded in 1997 by a young film students who learned that Los Angeles public schools were cutting creative arts programs from their budgets. Today, they serve more than 50 public schools in Los Angeles and New York City,
Founded in Los Angeles by artist Cathy Salser after she toured 23 domestic violence shelters across the U.S., the organization has found that even one art workshop has the ability to change a survivor’s life forever. Each year, AWBW works with shelters in
over 28 states to help women and children affected by domestic violence. By providing one-on-one consultation, art supplies and access to online curriculum they can give survivors the outlet to process their trauma and new, creative ways to access their feelings and a safer future. Thanks to their record of success, AWBW is now being asked to develop programs for returning combat vets and their families, sexual assault victims and other underserved people.
Learn more at www.awbw.org