By DG Cindi O’Neil

In our world, filled with what recently seems to be an endless stream of stressful events, it is comforting to know that Rotary has created a program that can relieve trauma in children.  Expression of one’s feelings through art can be very curative, especially in small children who may become locked in their trauma.  Art can also build self-esteem, immerse the psyche into a sense of inspiration, and develop creativity in young minds.

The Rotary Club of Eugene has created partnerships in their community to provide art classes for all elementary school-age children in the 4J School District, taught by very talented artists in residence. “Art Spark” is a remarkable Rotary project and a tremendous service to the children of Eugene.  Learn how to recreate this in your community!  Take a listen.