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L E A P S   of   I M A G I N A T I O N

“IMAGINATION is the source of every form of human achievement.” ~ Sir Ken Robinson

We believe that all children are imaginative thinkers, and that if we give them the opportunity to use their imaginations in school by making art they will thrive.

LEAPS of IMAGINATION brings local Maine mentor artists together with elementary school students and teachers in a collaborative school-day classroom program. Mentor artists interweave in-depth art making experiences with carefully chosen environmental science and social justice themes linked to the class curriculum. Our project empowers children to believe in their own capacity to create and to make change in both their local community and the larger world.

One second grader exclaimed, “Art takes time. If you’re going to be creative you need time!”  In order to prepare future thinkers and leaders we provide extended time  – two hours twice each week for one month, so that students can experiment with original ideas as artists, scientists, researchers, and story tellers. 

Our Mission at LEAPS of IMAGINATION is to ignite the imaginative spirit and inspire new ways of thinking so that young people can realize that their ideas have purpose and that they have the courage to act on them.

LEAPS brings programs to Cushing, Rockland, Searsmont, Tenants Harbor, Thomaston, and Vinalhaven Maine. We are grateful to the RSU 13, St. George School MSU, Vinalhaven School, the Davis Family Foundation, Maine Arts Commisson, Maine Community Foundation, the Crewe Foundation, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Partners in Island Education, Vinalhaven Land Trust, and Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition for supporting our work with children in public schools.

Nancy Harris Frohlich,  Founding Director

Learn more at: leapsofimagination.org     Contact us at: nancy@leapsofimagination.org

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