Attention Educators - Your Help is Needed!
Here's how we see it: developing young minds need the arts; Federal law requires arts as core curriculum; teachers know the power of the arts in transforming a child's education; San Diego abounds with arts-rich learning opportunities; student tickets are often free or discounted; plenty of buses sit in parking lots every day. . .
So what's missing? Money to pay for field-trip transportation!
Here's where ArtsBusXpress enters the picture: by underwriting transportation "the missing link" - schools can access arts and culture opportunities in the greater community. It's that simple. Teachers apply for bus grants on line at www.sdabx.org. The result? For a few dollars per child, the life-changing imprint of music, theatre, dance, art and museums is being given to San Diego children - over 187,000 of them, in fact, since ArtsBusXpress got on the road in October 2002.
Tackling field-trip transportation in an area the size of San Diego County is daunting, but here's why we should try: 500,000 children stand to benefit. We think of ourselves as "The Little Engine That Could," and with your help, we'll be saying "I knew I could, I knew I could!"
To keep the buses moving ArtsBusXpress raises money from arts organizations, businesses and corporations, community organizations, foundations, grants, and individuals: $10.00 sends a child; $300 can send a busload.
ArtsBusXpress is a unique San Diego initiative committed to arts and culture in the education of every San Diego child. Today's Children will create Tomorrow's Culture. How are they to value what they have never experienced? Your support for ArtsBusXpress will make sure that the arts will always be in the picture!
4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. #400
San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 273-3500 phone
(858) 273-3510 fax