Happy Birthday SmartPoint!
April 1, 2015 marks SmartPoint’s 8th Birthday! We would like to thank you for your continued support over the years and look forward to another great year!
SmartPoint Supports Arts Umbrella
At SmartPoint Research, we like to get creative, think outside the box, and use our imagination to provide the best possible results for even the most challenging projects. We believe that creativity and persistence can foster – and lead – great successes.
This is why we are proud to announce that our corporate donations are going towards an outreach program that provides a creative outlet and support to children in our community.
Arts Umbrella offers free-of-charge outreach programs all over Metro Vancouver to vulnerable children and youth. By working directly with schools, daycares and community service providers, Arts Umbrella ensures programs meet the needs of children in each specific community.
The Arts Umbrella after-school “Open Stage Youth” program reaches 60 students ages 8 to 16, giving them the opportunity to access high-quality theatre classes on a weekly basis. These classes are led by accomplished and professional actors who share their joy of acting by teaching: students are taught skills and techniques such as improvisation, movement and speech training. Other explorations include learning melody, harmony, storytelling, and reflecting on emotional experiences to assist in character portrayal. A nutritious snack is provided, which allows for the students to focus on their work.
The program provides students who face challenges in their lives with a safe space after school. They are able to develop supportive friendships, positive relationships with adults, and most importantly, self-confidence. Over the last year, 14,219 classes were provided free of charge, and helped make a difference in the lives of young people living in our neighbourhood.
At SmartPoint Research, we believe in giving back to our community, and supporting a local cause that invests in children makes us very proud. We would like to express our greatest gratitude to the Arts Umbrella for providing such a wonderful program, and we hope that our continued support of the Arts Umbrella programs will ensure that it remains accessible to those who need it most.