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Painting for a Purpose is a local all volunteer-run group celebrating the power of art to bring people together and the power of young people to change.

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2 Painting for a Purpose is a local all volunteer-run group celebrating the power of art to bring people together and the power of young people to change their schools and communities

3 Creating a strong community of painters to share the camaraderie and fun of painting together and to have their painting serve a greater purpose

4 Encouraging the civic engagement of young people by supporting them in putting their creative ideas into action

5 For the past four years, PFP has brought people together to paint whimsical furniture PFP painting studio located at REED school & donated space by Portland Public Schools

6 PFP Annual Auction – Live & Silent Is a collaboration of 50 local artists, Portland art students and PFP members

7 Stools Lobster Boats Chairs Past Auctions

8 Mirrors

9 2014 Auction will be held on November 13th at Dimillo’s Resturant Featuring a wide assortment of CLOCKS!

10 Proceeds are used to fund a youth grant process - Portland students can apply to fund projects that make a difference in their community.

11 What is Youth Led Service Learning??? Youth “identify” a need/problem in the community

12 “Research” the problem to gain an understanding and an appreciation of the issue “Develop a plan” to address the problem “Create a budget” for the project

13 Students fill out our grant form and submit to PFP

14 Each project requires an adult ally to offer guidance and support to students

15 A Grant is awarded to Kathy Chu Deering High School for the Community Building Mural

16 Megan Anderson - Portland High School New Art Space

17 Casco Bay High School Grant Sustainable Agriculture

18 PATHS Grant Farm to Table

19 Deering High School Drama Club Lockerbie Diaper Project =

20 Jenny Chiem - Deering High School Composting and Gardening

21 Students in grades 4-12 are eligible for the grants In the past 4 years, we have given out 25 grants totaling over $13,000!!

22 Pilot Project: Deering High School - $4000 for student led service learning grants - Intro to coaching groups at each grade level - Follow up workshops for those interested Learn more about us at our website and like us on


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