Tools For Tomorrow
Tools For Tomorrow
Tools For Tomorrow, Inc. (TFT) provides FREE, after-school and online arts literacy programs integrating creative writing, art, music and drama for children grades three through five in elementary schools throughout the Coachella Valley.
We are especially thankful for La Quinta Art Celebration. With your support TFT was able to provide 14 online arts literacy programs, including a theater program during the 2020-2021 academic year. More than 300 children from 20 different Coachella Valley schools joined our teaching artists for “hands-on” experiences. Each child received their own Art Kit to use at home, and teachers incorporated social emotional learning to ensure that each child was acknowledged and seen.
Parents expressed their gratitude for the Tools For Tomorrow Program:
“He loves the class, we greatly appreciate what you are doing for the kids!” - Bob K.
“Thank you so much for giving her an outlet and helping her through all this – she loves drawing so much!!” – Jamie M.
“Just wanted to send a quick note to tell you that Annabella (my daughter) really enjoyed her first time with tools of tomorrow! She looked forward to every Thursday and couldn’t wait to learn more on how to express herself creatively. Thank you for the wonderful program!” – Yvonne R.
More than 88% of TFT students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, 82% Hispanic or Latino, 47% are English learners and 10% are students with disabilities. The Arts provides social and emotional learning, academic skills, and personal life skills that are necessary for our children to thrive at school today, and compete in our creative economy tomorrow.
We have seen TFT students develop and increase self-confidence, form a community of positive and supportive social networks, and continue to be involved in the arts through high school and college. TFT school principals and teachers report that TFT programs help boost academic performance, increase attendance, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical and mental health, and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.
Your support is making a difference in the lives of our children, their families and our Coachella Valley communities. THANK YOU!
For more information on how you can help Tools For Tomorrow “Reach, Teach and Inspire Children Through the ARTS” Call 760 601-3954, email Info@toolsfortomorrow.org or check out our website at: www.toolsfortomorrow.org.
A portion of proceeds from La Quinta Art Celebration supports Tools For Tomorrow.
We are excited about this important and meaningful partnership!