Pro Youth is proud to once again announce our collaboration with Arts Visalia for the Annual Sofa Art Show "Arts 4 HEART". "Celebrity Guests" have been asked to participate in this year's sofa art. This year the theme is "Arts 4 HEART: Sofa Art Reads a Good Book." All entries will have a sofa or related piece of furniture as well as a book theme incorporated in the painting or any other form of art. Artwork will be displayed in Arts Visalia for the month of February. An Arts 4 HEART reception will be held on Friday, February 14, 2013 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.. Artwork will be available to purchase through a silent auction. We encourage you, your family and friends to come out for a fun evening! If you would like to participate as a Celebrity Artist, please call Alyssa Blythe at 559.624.5933 or email email@example.com.
Please see video below for a sample of previous year's artwork.
The HEART After School Program was represented in last night's candy cane lane parade in down town Visalia. Students from Four Creeks and Elbow Creek Elementary HEART were energized and enthusiastic as they marched on main as thousands of parade watchers cheered. Our entry included 5 HEART students holding our HEART logo, an SUV pulling a group of HEART employees and their children as well as our HEART students holding the 12 days of Christmas and singing. Students and staff agreed, it was a great way to kick off the holiday spirit. Check out our spot on channel 30 News | Click here for all our parade pictures
watch more at ProYouth HEART's YouTube page
On Monday, Golden West and Redwood High school made a trip to UC Merced and CSU Stanislaus. It was a thrilling experience to discover how different colleges are compared to high school. CSU Stanislaus was definitely a beautiful campus with its colorful trees and their glimmering lakes. I liked its foundations and how it was very eco friendly. They have a lot of school spirit displaying how much the students enjoyed being there by wearing lots of shirts displaying their red colors. UC Merced's academic programs offer a learning environment that provides critical hands-on experience in your area of interest. I liked their extracurricular activities and the fact that it had more than 200 clubs to be part of. Even though UC Merced is very distant from their city, they still provide a great variety of delicious foods. I enjoyed the tours and am thankful for the HEART Program for preparing us to reach our goals to go to college. This trip was a great opportunity to have an open mind in how college life will be. Click Here for trip photos
Juan Carlos Silva is one of 58 students who attended the trip to CSUS and CSUM. Juan, A GW HEART Student, wants to major in Kinesiology with the goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. He's been attending Golden West HEART's College Trail Blazers. He's found something he is interested in, and has been working on his CSU applications. We're all very proud of Juan Carlos.
"Whatever the amount awarded this year, I think it means a lot, especially to the children in the community at large," said Rafael Enriquez, a science, technology, engineering and math specialist for Pro-Youth/HEART, which puts on after-school programs at 25 schools in Visalia. His organization is slated to receive a $1,400 grant from the city to support weekly movie, dance, science, drama and sports clubs at Conyer Elementary School in Visalia.