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Confidence is the new super strength. Sure it can be useful to pick up cars and small buildings with your bare hands, but superheroes with the power of confidence can move mountains.
At Sunflower, we respect the thoughts, emotions and words of each child and give children the freedom to choose their own activities. This leads to a mountainous foundation of self-confidence children can carry with them throughout their lives.
Better than telepathy or x-ray vision, the power of creativity allows its user to build new worlds, see beyond limitations and draw connections others can’t even imagine.
Opportunities for creativity help children express themselves, understand the world, and make life (and lifelong learning) all the richer. Through free play, nature exploration and process-oriented art, Sunflower gives children the time, space and freedom to imagine and create.
In a world filled with division, compassion is the superpower that will save the day.
The ability to work together, despite differences, is a vital skill for children and parents to carry with them as citizens of the global community. But before we can work together, we must first understand and care about each other. At Sunflower, both children and parents have opportunities to learn and practice empathy, compassion, creative problem solving, conflict resolution, communication and respect for others.
The mission of Sunflower Creative Arts is to empower children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts.
All money raised by Sunflower during Great Give 2017 will benefit families who receive need-based scholarships for Sunflower classes. Your donation helps make the Sunflower experience possible for more families.
For 24 hours we can all be superheroes on May 17.
Sunflower’s Great Give Donors help make PLAY happen every day. Their generous donations to our scholarship fund make them our Superheroes for Play, giving the gift of Play + Nature + Art to families who receive need-based scholarships for Sunflower classes.
Thank you for the songs, thank you for the questions, thank you for the games, thank you for the moments of connection, thank you for helping Sunflower reach as many families as possible through our need-based scholarships, thank you for helping to enrich our community. Thank You for being Superheroes for Play!
Sunflower and our Great Give Donors are Superheroes for Play, and this is our creed:
We are the stewards of childhood. We are the advocates for play. We value the experience of pure joy and wonder in the lives of children, we respect their choices and voices, and we vow always to protect their right to PLAY!
Listening to what our children have to say about the world can show us perspectives and truths that we might never have found on our own, age narrows our view of the world. Respecting the voices of our children opens our eyes to all the world has to offer.
Charity of spirit, reaching out a helping hand for a friend’s joy in a moment of play.
Hope. Hope for the future. Hope for a future where all children live in a world that is safe and peaceful. Hope for a future where all children can learn and grow while they play. Hope that our children can help to create this world.
Spinning on a tire swing. Sharing stories of adventures. Smiling with joy over fun and games on a sunny day with friends. Happy at Sunflower.
Sunflower uses all funds raised during the Great Give to provide need-based scholarships for families to join the Sunflower community in all of our programs from Circle of Song to Seedlings to We Love Shakespear. Enriching our community by giving back to the larger community.
At Sunflower, we advocate every day for the world of children. For the moments of magic and imagination. For the power of play, nature, and art. For their voices to be heard and respected.
Tonight Sunflower families, staff, and teachers celebrated the superheroes in all of us at a community potluck. This Gathering of Superheroes helped promote Sunflower’s participation in the upcoming Great Give, 24 hours of online fundraising which Sunflower uses to help grow our scholarship fund. Tonight families with children of all ages gathered together to eat, talk, laugh and pose for superhero portraits. Philanthropy isn’t just giving money, sometimes it means putting on a cape and bringing a plate of brownies or bowl of pasta to spend time with friends to help promote the idea that all children should have access to Play, Nature and Art.
Thank you to everyone who is making #GreatGive17 possible including our matching donors including RedSteel Properties, Paradise Bank, and the Sunflower Board. Thank you to the United Way of Palm Beach County, United Way of Martin County, Nonprofits First and Achieve for sponsoring the Great Give. And most of all thank you to our donors and volunteers who make this 24 hours of fundraising for the Sunflower scholarship fund possible. Our hearts are full of gratitude.
Community is a word we use a lot around Sunflower, it’s an idea that we can so easily take for granted without truly appreciating it’s value. Human’s are social creatures by nature, we need our communities for many reasons, we learn best when we are learning from or teaching our peers, we depend on the emotional support of our friends and loved ones, we come alive sharing our stories with those who know us best, we brainstorm and problem solve with people who are going through similar things, and run to those we love when we need to mourn or celebrate. Our communities are the bedrock of our lives and one of the most important lessons we can teach our children is how to find or build their own communities.
Great Give is a 24-hour online giving event on May 17, 2017, designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in just one day. Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, in which Sunflower is participating, is led by the United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County.
All money raised by Sunflower during Great Give 2017 will benefit families who receive need-based scholarships for Sunflower classes. Your donation on May 17 makes you a Superhero for Play and helps make the Sunflower experience possible for more families.