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Sojo Summer Camp Orientation

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The Sojo Summer Camp is a 6 week free workshop offering art to Inner-city youth. Class schedule will began 6/18/2012 and end 7/31/2012.
 
Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum scheduled orientation dates:
 
May29th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Sojourner Truth Museum, 2251 Florin Rd, #126, Sacramento, Ca 95822
 
June 5th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Sojourner Truth Museum, 2251 Florin Rd, #126, Sacramento, Ca 95822
 
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Sojo Summer Camp  is in its tenth year of operation. The Camp provides a creative, structured learning workshop, for children and youth, where art education is used as a medium to teach fundamental life skills and social values. Through the creative arts, our vision is to work toward a healthy learning environment where youth from diverse backgrounds can learn and grow harmoniously. 

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The program is free and offered to youth ages 6 to 18. Youth participants are from local churches, community organizations and neighborhood schools. The camp also creates job placement and intern opportunities for 5 to 10 youth leaders each year and volunteer opportunities for neighborhood seniors. The date of the program begins June 18th thru July 31st.

Classes are scheduled Monday thru Friday, from10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Projects will include:  Anti-Bullying Art, A variety of visual art forms (still life,charcoal drawing,cultural mask making,gourd making,art deco,acrylic painting, batik & tie dye and ceramics), native art, mural conceptulization, poetry In motion, music appreciation, theater production (students will learn to  build their own stage props),quilting and jewelry making.

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Our  Hip Hop 2 Wellness workshop will promote nutrition awareness and offer Huki lau dancing,culinary arts,  and lots of recreational activities ( volley ball, base ball, basket ball, jump rope,board games, chalk it up,etc.).  Snacks will be provided but students will be responsible for providing their own lunch.The 2012 Sojo Summer Camp will carry on the tradition of providing two ”Out of the Box” field trips. (locations TBA) New this year is an opportunity for all Sojo Summer Camp participants to perform and showcase their visual art at our up coming Sacramento Banana Festival.
 
  • Students will exhibit a Still life painting of a bowl of banana’s for the student art exhibit
  • All student participants will perform the Huki-Lau dance performance on the community stage at the festival
  • Students will  be divided by age group to perform their version of ” Banana In Pajama” theater producion.

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Why Promote Art Education?
Art education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills, skills vital to the success of our future leaders — our children.
In “The Nation and the Arts,” a Presidential briefing paper prepared by the Independent Committee on Arts Policy, it was stated:
Well-developed programs of making and studying art serve many functions. They help students better articulate their perceptions and shape coherent responses to their experiences. When children learn to appreciate form and color…when they learn the importance of fashioning their own images of the world around them, they achieve greater discipline and self confidence. Further, the arts have extrinsic public value as they are increasingly important to this nation’s economy.”
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How can you support the Sojo Summer Camp?
The Sojourner Truth Museum is seeking tax-deductible contributions from foundations, corporations, individuals – all who have an interest in promoting and supporting art and quality art education. Levels of contributions have been established as follows:

$500 or less contributors will be recognized on all printed materials for the summer camp exhibition to be held at the Sacramento Banana Festival and receive five complimentry festival tickets & Banana Splits.

$1,250.00

Sojo Summer Camp
Underwrites 6 children for a 6-week session
Benefits:
  • Recognition on all printed materials for summer camp exhibition to be held at the Sacramento Banana Festival (Sojo newsletter, press releases,and a full page ad in the Sacramento Banana Festival brochure
  • Priority invitation at Sojo Museum’s performances and events.
  • Check presentation at Sojo Museum with photo opportunity to be published in Sojo’s news letter and website

$2,500.00
Sojo Summer Camp
Underwrites 12 children for a 6-week session
Benefits:
 

  • Recognition on all printed materials for summer camp exhibition to be held at the  Sacramento Banana Festival (Sojo news letter, press releases,and a full page ad in the Sacramento Banana Festival brochure
  • Priority invitation at Sojo Museum’s performances and events.
  • Check presentation at Sojo Museum with photo opportunity to be published in Sojo’s newsletter and website
  • Adopter plaque (Child’s artwork)
  • 10×10 table at upcoming Sacramento Banana Festival/company banister displayed

$5,000.00
Sojo Summer Camp
Underwrites 25 children for a 6-week session
Benefits:

  • Recognition on all printed materials for summer camp exhibition to be held at the Sacramento Banana Festival (Sojo newsletter, press releases,and a full page ad in the Sacramento Banana Festival brochure
  • Priority invitation at Sojo Museum’s performances and events.
  • Check presentation at Sojo Museum with photo opportunity to be published in Sojo’s newsletter and website
  • Adopter plaque (Child’s artwork)
  • Recognition on Sojo’s Donor Wall
  • 10×10 table at upcoming Sacramento Banana Festival/company banister displayed

$10,000.00
Sojo Summer Camp
Underwrites 50 children for a 6-week session
Benefits:

  • Naming rights for the Sojo Summer Camp (e.g. “Your company Name”  Sojo Summer Camp
  • Recognition on all printed materials for summer camp exhibition to be held at the Sacramento Banana Festival (Sojo newsletter, press releases,and a full page ad in the Sacramento Banana Festival brochure
  • Access to 6 works of art from the Sojourner Truth Museum collection for display in board rooms, lobbies, etc. for the duration of the summer camp
  • Opportunity for two company representatives to participate in an art experience with Sojo Summer Camp children.
  • Priority invitation at Sojo Museum’s performances and events.
  • Check presentation at Sojo Museum with photo opportunity to be published in Sojo’s news letter and website
  • Adopter plaque (Child’s artwork)
  • Recognition on Sojo’s Donor Wall
  • 10×10 table at upcoming Sacramento Banana Festival/company banister displayed

All Summer Camp sponsorships can be made to Sojourner Truth Museum and mailed to 2251 Florin Rd #126-Sacramento,Ca. 95822

or via Paypal: Make a donation using PayPal

Wish List
Snacks
napkins
Paper plates
Pencils
Water color paint
Acrylic paint
Water color paper
Drawing paper
Construction paper
Glue
Colored markers
Pastels
Paint brushes
Scissors
Clay
Clay rollers
Fabric
8x4ft wood panels
Labor/equipment to help cut wood panels for set designs

Your Support will result in a meaningful contribution to the arts and education in which donors experience the impact of their efforts and celebrate in the 2012 Sojo Summer Camp Success!

Tel: 916-320-9573
Email: sojomuseum@gmail.com
Website:www.sojoarts.net

Contact

Telephone: (916) 320-9573
FAX: (916) 424-3904
E-mail: sojomuseum@gmail.com

2251 Florin Road, Suite 126
Sacramento, CA 95822

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