Vista Del Mar's "Arts Enrichment Program"
The Elevate Hope Foundation exclusively supports Vista Del Mar's Arts Enrichment Program (AEP).
AEP serves two populations:
1. Severely emotionally disturbed youth who attend the Vista School and/or live in Vista's residential program.
2. Children with autism spectrum disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders who attend the Baron School on campus or participate in after school programs through Vista's Autism Resource Center.
Vista Del Mar's "Arts Enrichment Program" reaches these special needs populations through experiential creative classes. The program includes acting, dance, voice, art, drumming, design, music recording, song writing, choir, and photography.
The primary purpose of the Arts Enrichment Program is to give youth the opportunity to develop their creative potential, self-esteem, self-expression, critical thinking skills, and the ability to cooperate with others – skills vital to a successful life.
Vista Del Mar does not receive any public funds for the Arts Enrichment Program. It entirely relies on support from private sources. Last year the Arts Enrichment Program served 296 youth.
As part of their support of Vista's Arts Enrichment Program, The Elevate Hope Foundation initiated H.I.P.P.'s (Hope's Initiative Pilot Program) "Songwriters Symposium" and sponsored Vista Del Mar's Music Center.