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Friday, November 15, 2013

SCAD Buzz Bus to surprise KIPP Strive Primary School this Friday!







ATLANTA, Georgia — The SCAD Buzz Bus will bring a large donation of new and gently used art supplies to students at KIPP Strive Primary School at 2 p.m., Friday. Nov. 15.

SCAD staff, students and Art the Bee will surprise the school’s art teacher, Eric Mack, with new supplies provided by Follett and gently used art supplies from SCAD’s summer program ranging from paint brushes and craft supplies to construction paper and colored pencils. The donation will take place in honor of America Recycles Day, a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.

SCAD student ambassadors will visit each classroom to hand-deliver appreciation gifts to each teacher for being a great leader in the classroom. Students will also discuss the importance of showing love for the community through recycling, classroom leadership and creative careers. Each classroom will also contribute to a collaborative artwork inspired by reusing scrap paper, newspapers and print materials to create a coiled collage showcasing the theme of “love and lead.”

The Buzz Bus program, which SCAD President Paula Wallace established in 2010, has positively impacted nearly 6,000 children since its inception. The SCAD Buzz Bus makes surprise visits to local elementary and middle schools and other youth-centered organizations to promote art education through one-on-one student workshops, book readings, musical performances and art-supply donations.

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu. 


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