We need to raise US$3000.00 (three thousand dollars) per person to travel to U.S., have medical insurance, pay the american Visa, and cover the costs for housing, food, and transportation for 3 weeks. We are working with the family of the selected youth, their friends , and organizations, to raise the funds for them.
Cal Arts Program lasts three weeks. From Monday through Thursday from 9 am till 5 pm the young people, led by Cal Arts Professors, will engage in creating arts; music, dance, creative writing, film, animation, photography and theater – each in their areas – and present at the end of the 3 weeks a show of their creation to their parents and friends. HELP US… Any gift will matter.
Join us in any way you are able to get these young artists to the Disney founded Cal Arts CAPUSA Summer Program. It is a life changing event.
Guilherme França is from a single mom family. Leaving in the middle of a series of slums in Honorio Gurgel. His music talent, with support, can be the platform to a better life in the future.
Suellen Coelho lives with her parents at Complexo of Maré Slums. A very troubled area in Rio . She is 16 years old and has participated in the Vila Olimpica da Maré Non Profit Organization. She has a golden voice.
Hugo Novaiz is a multi-talented young artists. He s 19 years old, from the City of God; a Slum in Rio de Janeiro. He lives with his mom and his talent is a God-Given-Gift that can be his bridge into a better life.
Taisa Soares lives at Morro do Fuba, another troubled Slum area in Madureira, Rio de Janeiro. Taisa is a singer with soul in her interpretations. She s also a composer and guitar player.
Visit our site: www.artsandsocialtransformation.com and be part of this movement that so far has impacted positively the lives of 221 young artists from areas of risk in Rio, as well as has given young people from middle upper class a change to collaborate in the Social Transformation through arts; and change too.