Growing Young Artists: Summer Migrant Program

Identifying through art

SAUGATUCK, MICH. - While their parents are harvesting produce in West Michigan, migrant children have the opportunity to participate in an incredible program. It's called Growing Young Artists at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. 

Kristin Armstrong, SCA Executive Director, and Whitney Valentine, Exhibition & Education Manager joined the WZZM 13 Morning News to talk about the program.

The SCA partners with Fennville and South Haven schools' summer programs to bridge the gap for these children who often struggle to meet core academic standards.

“The Saugatuck Center for the Arts (SCA) is committed to Growing Young Artists because all
young people deserve access to innovative learning experiences,” said SCA Executive Director Kristin Armstrong.

“Migrant children are under the radar -- most of us are unaware that they're living in our communities each summer and going to school while they're here. These children deserve access to the same programs our own children benefit from. Thanks to a group of dedicated sponsors, we are able to offer this program, free of charge, to our educational partners.”

To learn more about this program, click here.

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