Thank you to Jon Swarthout, the founder and Artistic Director of the Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Arts. Jon has done some amazing things for children in the Treasure Valley, including my two daughters. My girls LOVE associating with Jon and his staff of educators.
TrICA recently acquired a 20,000+ square foot space which will be the future home of some fantastic programs. The project will be funded by private donations. If you're in the Treasure Valley and would like to contribute to an incredible educational opportunity for all children, please visit this website for more information: http://www.tricarts.org/Get_involved.html. Even though TrICA is an "arts" organization, I can assure you (from my own daughters' experience) that the wealth of knowledge, social interaction, hands-on experience and love that comes flowing out of TrICA will make for better people, regardless of whether the children attending have artistic aspirations.
Jon...you're doing an incredible job with TrICA. Keep it up!