Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
Creating a strong community of painters to share the camaraderie and fun of painting together and to have their painting serve a greater purpose
Encouraging the civic engagement of young people by supporting them in putting their creative ideas into action
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
PFP Annual Auction – Live & Silent Is a collaboration of 50 local artists, Portland art students and PFP members
Stools Lobster Boats Chairs Past Auctions
2014 Auction will be held on November 13th at Dimillo’s Resturant Featuring a wide assortment of CLOCKS!
Proceeds are used to fund a youth grant process - Portland students can apply to fund projects that make a difference in their community.
What is Youth Led Service Learning??? Youth “identify” a need/problem in the community
“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
Students fill out our grant form and submit to PFP
Each project requires an adult ally to offer guidance and support to students
A Grant is awarded to Kathy Chu Deering High School for the Community Building Mural
Megan Anderson - Portland High School New Art Space
Casco Bay High School Grant Sustainable Agriculture
PATHS Grant Farm to Table
Deering High School Drama Club Lockerbie Diaper Project =
Jenny Chiem - Deering High School Composting and Gardening
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!!
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