April hopes to help eligible students develop the skills to make art, display it, and show it in a public context. She allows the students a safe place to express emotions often bottled up with no "acceptable" place to go. The 'canvas' is that place.
Since the H.O.P.E. project is a free service offered through the use of our profits and generous donations from grants and Patreon Campaign, we can provide this opportunity to kids nearly anywhere in Oregon. If you are a SpEd facilitator, school psychologist, DHS case worker, or Foster Skills Trainer, please complete this form to be considered. This is open to groups and/or individuals. If chosen, April will come to your school/facility to provide this free service. In addition to formal art training and professional practice, Ms. Hoff began working with special needs children in the public school systems starting in 2005. From 2010-2016 she often found herself placed with the most difficult behavior children because of an innate ability to form trust, relationship, and help children feel safe.
WHEN YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT SHARE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL(S) THAT MAKE YOUR PROGRAM ELIGIBLE FOR THE H.O.P.E. PROJECT.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FALL / WINTER 2018 IS 11PM PT NOVEMBER 11, 2018