[Press Release] PledgeCents and Arts Attack Partner to Make Art Accessible to the Students Who Need it Most
The partnership aims to bring access to the Arts Attack through the PledgeCents Marketplace.
Philadelphia, PA – July 27, 2017 Continued budget cuts for school districts across the country put art education at risk as it is often one of the first areas to lose funding. Providing more opportunities for students to engage with art is critically important as it allows students to express themselves in ways that other subjects can’t. PledgeCents’ newest partner, Arts Attack, is on a mission to provide a comprehensive video-based art curriculum to help teach art elements and principles, drawing techniques, media exploration, self-expression, multi-cultural art, art history, and artist appreciation. All of Arts Attack’s various curriculum products are now available through the PledgeCents Marketplace. The partnership enables teachers and parents to gain access to the video based curriculum by helping to offset the cost to get these tools into more students’ hands.
“Quality fine arts instruction is an important component when providing students with a well-rounded educational experience,” said Andyshea Saberioon, CEO and co-founder of PledgeCents. “Arts Attack is our first fine arts partner to date. We have been impressed with their video-based curriculum and how it can help improve opportunities to explore the different art concepts so seamlessly and effortlessly. We are excited to join Arts Attack in ensuring that teachers are able to help their students explore the world of art and everything it has to offer.“
Through the partnership, teachers and schools will be able to utilize PledgeCents to seamlessly generate a fundraising page to cover the cost of the Arts Attack curriculum. The PledgeCents team works with each fundraiser to help raise the necessary funds and will purchase the plan immediately after the fundraiser ends and also connect the teacher to a member of Arts Attack’s team to expedite the process. Anyone interested can visit https://www.pledgecents.com/signup/event/arts-attack to fund their subscription today.
“"Adequate funding is often an issue for schools wanting to offer a first-class fine arts program" according to Larry Osterink, co-founder and CEO of Arts Attack. "We have addressed this issue by offering programs that are highly successful when taught by classroom teachers or parent volunteers, as well as by art specialists; and we are excited to partner with PledgeCents to give our schools, PTO's and teachers another vehicle for funding their visual art curriculum."
About PledgeCents, Inc
PledgeCents is the preferred fundraising platform for all PreK-12 needs. By allowing anyone to raise funds, PledgeCents aims to eliminate the $1.6 billion teachers annually spend out-of-pocket for basic classroom needs. Over 1,800 schools representing over 250 public school districts in 50 states work to raise funds through the PledgeCents platform. With the addition of the Preferred Partner Program last year, PledgeCents has partnered with over 60 leading education technology companies to help schools and teachers receive access to the tools they need but cannot afford. For more information please visit: www.pledgecents.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About Arts Attack Publications
Arts Attack Publications offers the most comprehensive video-based art curriculum available - teaching the art elements and principles, drawing techniques, media exploration, self-expression, multi-cultural art, and art history and artist appreciation. Extremely Teacher Friendly and easy to teach, its developmental/sequential approach to teaching art can always be counted on to get great student results in any classroom environment. A video-based format allows a full range of teaching options in grades K-8 - from the art specialist to the classroom teacher to the parent volunteer to the after school facilitator - affording a high quality learning experience for all students in elementary or middle schools.