Walk Of Art Kids is missioned with introducing art education to children from financially challenged environments in Brooklyn, NY and the Greater New York City area. Initially, we are targeting children from across Brooklyn, but more specifically from the Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, Crown Heights, Brownsville and Williamsburg neighborhoods. These are neighborhoods where the shortage of art programs in public schools are disproportionately acute and according to the “State of the Arts” report released by the New York City Comptroller, “More than 42 percent of the schools that do not have state-certified arts teachers are clustered in those areas.” Our target audience that make up the majority of the population in these neighborhoods consisting of African Americans, Caribbean Americans, Hispanics and Latinos. A large percentage of the families that live in the those neighborhoods are below the poverty line and it is because of these circumstances that we feel we have a duty to put forth our best effort to make a change by offering alternative art programs. We believe that in order for our workshops to be effective and to properly engage our students that it is ideal to begin with children ranging from 12 to 15 years of age. Many of us at Walk of Art Inc., are from Brooklyn or reside in Brooklyn, which makes our efforts that much more meaningful and impactful. We must change the circumstances of our own communities first, before attempting to change the world.