11:30-12:30 - Courtney Utz
PROGRAMMING AND KIDS ACTIVITIES
Rourke Art Museum
Imagination Playground with Boys and Girls Club
NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
- Project Express is a budding non-profit in the Fargo area created by three Davies high school students working to create change in the community. The Project Express Mission statement is as follows, "We strive to advocate and bring awareness to the benefits of expressing thoughts and emotions through the creative arts for people struggling with mental illness." We do this through a 50/50 approach. 50% of our work is advocating for the benefits of creative expression through informational packets, social media campaigns, and community outreach and activities like the Red River Market. The other 50% is direct donations to the Village Family Service Center for use in their art therapy programs, these donations are raised through the selling of t-shirts and other merchandise with the Project Express logo on them. This merchandise not only benefits the Village through the donations that come from them, but also benefits the community by inspiring an important conversation about mental health, and how to maintain it through positive expression and creativity.