Doing favorite thing and learn how to work with children at the same time
Web Editor:International Daily
Yorba Linda, Calif - “I love Art Learning Mission because I can do my favorite thing and learn how to work with children at the same time,” said Christine Ding, a sophomore at Yorba Linda High School who volunteers at the Art Learning Mission, “Working with the kids trained me in my patience and helped me become a better server in my community”.
Over the past year and a half, The Art Learning Mission has grown impressively. The volunteers felt kinships with the students. Last year, Art Learning Mission had many students who finished up to 16 projects and they also achieved huge improvements. The class now have up to twenty students, and ten or twelve volunteers on any given Sunday. That is a long way off, but this is an excellent beginning. The Art Learning Mission staffs are high school students who are passionate about drawing, working with children and serving their community.
The Art Learning Mission is a nonprofit program for children ranging in ages from 3 to 7 years of age. The primary goal in working with children is teaching them to be more independent, develop art skills and creativity. Children and volunteers have been meeting every Sunday morning at the Faith Community Church Nazarene in Yorba Linda since its inception, one and one-half years ago. The art class offers free lessons in drawing, painting, crafts, cartoon caricatures, origami, and other art projects.
Rachel Chen, a freshman at Yorba Linda High School who volunteers at the Art Learning Mission, stressed, “The Art learning Mission to me is very enjoyable experience, it teach me how to become a responsible teacher instead of always being a student. Being around kids make me more patient and loving.”
Amber Li, a sophomore at Yorba Linda High School who volunteers at the Art Learning Mission, stated, "My love of art and my love of children drawn me to Art Learning Mission. I have always entertained the notion of becoming a grade school teacher, so this was the perfect opportunity to combine both interests. All of the wonderful children are more like friends to me. I have also learned to become more patient and more humble.”