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We're Open, Tallahassee: Foundation4Arts improves summer camp technology with grant from Knight Foundation

Posted at 6:58 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 18:58:17-04

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"In this COVID-19 environment where we're trying to keep the children safe, we were trying to balance keeping the integrity of the program while observing social distancing requirements," said Carla Hutchinson, the executive director of Foundation4Arts.

Foundation4Arts is a local after-school and summer camp program for children, safely allowing kids to sample the arts while giving parents the freedom to work.

Foundation4Arts began in 2011 with a vision of a world where all children have access to high quality enrichment programs.

They began their summer camp on June 1, and three weeks ago, they received a $10,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, to improve their technologies. They're looking into getting smart TVs in the classrooms, so the special area teachers can spread their knowledge without spreading germs.

"If we have a production studio where she can teach an art class in the safety of one space, and it can simultaneously be broadcast into all of the classrooms, then that is really what we're going for," Hutchinson said. "And we're so thrilled to have the funding to be able to do that."

They currently have a wait list for their summer camp, but may open another classroom if they get enough interest.

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