Martin Luther King Jr. School Pre-kindergarten Classrooms Awarded Grant from Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation
The Pre-kindergarten classrooms at Martin Luther King Elementary Jr. School are very excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation (www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org) which has enabled us to hire Ms. Anne Marie Williams (seen above leading the students in movement and song,) from K La Rue Educational Arts in Motion LLC (www.k-la-rue.com)! Ms. Williams’s program specializes in early childhood education through the performing art. We are very grateful for the funding provided by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation and our young learners are excited by the rich experiences directed by Ms. Williams.
We are incredibly thankful that Ms. Williams has matched the grant award from the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, by donating more performing art sessions to our classes. Students will gain motor skills, language skills, increased cultural awareness and improve their academic performance.
Jamie and Jamie’s Art Fund
Jamie was a creative soul who had the gift of seeing the world as a thing of beauty. As a child, Jamie saw pictures in the clouds, danced rather than walked, filled reams of paper with her sketches and paintings, performed for any audience, sang to anyone who would listen, and turned anything and everything into a beautiful art project. Jamie’s dream of pursuing a career in the arts was cut short in 2002 just two weeks before her 21st birthday after a brief battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma.
To celebrate Jamie’s vivacious spirit and the beauty that she brought to the world, her family and friends established the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation. The foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides educational and career development opportunities in the arts including Grants for Schools, Special Project Grants in the Community; Scholarships, and Jamie’s legacy programs that reflect the experiences, the places, and the people that she loved.