ESCAPE to the Arts at the Regional YMCA of Western Ct
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The Center for Arts and Humanities
ESCAPE to the Arts & The Enrichment Center

The Mission:
To provide high quality arts education to culturally and economically diverse families of the region, enabling participants to explore creativity, learn artistic technique, build self-esteem, and develop academic, cognitive, and problem solving skills.

Program Participants:
Approximately 900 students participate annually.  The majority are from families residing in the inner city.  40% are male and 60% are female.  60% are Hispanic, 10% are African-American, and 20% are Caucasian.  10% are from a wide variety of other ethnic backgrounds.  65% of the total enrollment are on a full scholarship.

Classes:
Photography, clay sculpture, pottery wheel, metal sculpture, computer graphics, woodworking, boat building, chess, cooking, videography, ethnic dance, peer mediation and Youth & Government.

Support Services:
Group discussion on a variety of adolescent issues such as conflict resolution, peer relationships, responsibilities, impact on feedback (both positive and negative), homework assistance, YMCA health & fitness and round-trip transportation.

Capital Campaign:
July 2001, the Regional YMCA purchased a 9,000 square foot facility (Feinson's) to create a home for the Center for the Arts & Humanities.  The new facility will allow us to serve nearly 2000 students each year. The center will be fully compliant with all ADA requirements. Our Goal - is to raise $1.8 million for the project.   To date, we have raised $1,160,010, leaving a balance of $704,130. Please consider Contributing to ESCAPE to help realize and sustain this community project.


The Regional YMCA is a community service organization dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through the development of spirit, mind and body. We strive to serve all, regardless of financial or physical need.
We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.
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The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut services 19 towns in 2 states.
In Connecticut
- Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, Kent, New Fairfield,
New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren,
and Washington.
And in New York - Southeast, Carmel, Patterson, and Kent,
Cold Spring, Mahopac, Philipstown, and Village of Brewster


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Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut
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Brookfield Commons, Unit B21
Brookfield, CT  06804
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