Every year AOK celebrates the hard work and accomplishments of our young artists through our Annual Campaign. In the spirit of continual growth and learning that is back to school season, we take this time to recognize how our community has thrived over the past year – and there is a lot to celebrate! This year young people within our community accomplished big things. From graduations, to first solo exhibitions, this past year has been full of milestones. And we have YOU to thank for helping us achieve so many amazing things in the last year! Can we count on your support again this year?

On top of that multiple young people secured part-time and full time work positions, we hosted several solo exhibitions in the lobby at Independent Sector, and held monthly mentorship dinners to provide our young people with the mentorship opportunities they need to succeed. During the summer we held engaging programs, including a trauma-informed yoga class and an improvisation workshop.

As school starts up again and many of our young people head to work in new positions, we want to take the time to pause and reflect. In reflecting on these major accomplishments, we realize how important it is to maintain our community and work together toward continuous growth.

We are excited to see where the rest of 2019 will take us, and we are immensely grateful for our broader AOK community. Without their love and support for our work, none of this could be possible.

Your belief in our kids is critical. Your support is what makes it possible for us to provide the resources they need to become independent, happy young adults.
Please consider renewing your support by making a tax-deductible donation to the AOK Annual Campaign. Thank you for being your amazing self and for believing in our kids!