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    Backyard Sports Cares & Slater Community Center Program Exposes Kids to Art, Creative Expression and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Through a generous donation from friends of Backyard Sports Cares, twenty- four second and third graders from the White Plains Slater Community Center participated in a five-week art program culminating in a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    BYSC/Slater Art Program - Met

    The children received art education from Scarsdale volunteer parents, Sharon Morris, Liz Somekh, and Shari Potter, who also led the tour through the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Backyard Sports Cares at the Met

    Throughout the program, children had a chance to learn about various artists and periods while also participating in creative projects, which allowed them to develop their own artistic voice.  Martin Rudow, Youth Bureau afterschool program director commented, “It is vital that our children not only receive kindness and support from these wonderful volunteers, but also learn and have their horizons expanded beyond their customary borders. We look forward to expanding this model of learning and experience in other areas, as well as including music and drama.”

    Visit our Facebook page to view the full album from our day at the Metropolitan.

    bysc outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art