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Tuesday
Aug032010

Across The Board Project:


"Across The Board Project" or "ATBproject" for short, is a collaboration between Voices Of New York and “Across The Board: Artists For Autism Awareness,” a charity event for Autism Speaks, joining forces to develop a special multimedia project to empower youth and educate people about Autism.

In this program, VONYkids work with Kids Dream in Color Teaching Artist, Lichiban to collaborate with Special needs Art therapist Lina Claire Meza Murrillo and children under the spectrum of Autism, to paint and design their own skateboards for the ATB charity event, set for August 28th, 2010 at the Soapstone Gallery in midtown NYC. The process itself was documented by our Dare 2 Dream Project junior film makers, whose assignment was to produce a short documentary on Autism Awareness. The entire video is youth made from the shooting, editing, to the music production.


The final D2D short film will be officially premiered at the ATB Charity event. It will also be streamed online as a viral campaign to raise awareness on Autism and will also be featured on various sites. In addition, the kids will use the film to enter into several youth media contests for a chance to win and get recognition for their hard work.

Our junior photographer Saya Baker 9 years old, who took part in the VONY mixed media project, provides pictures of this amazing Skateboard designing project that took place at the 14 Street Y on June 19th 2010. (Special thanks to them for providing us all with a space to work.)


Please join us at, Across The Board: Artists For Autism Awareness,” a charity event for Autism Speaks set for Saturday, August 28th 2010 Doors open at 7pm! Come support Youth Art and check out an amazing film by our VONYkids!

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