Our Mission Goals

The mission of Arts for Border Children, founded in 2006, is to create and support an arts-based learning environment and culture. The ABC process improves teaching and learning in the arts and core subjects. It ABC encourages local support for schools and increases awareness about the local economy and resources. ABC uses the arts to create partnerships for educating, enriching and empowering students, schools, families and communities.
ABC thoughtfully acknowledges and understands realities of life in a border context, where people feel defined and confined physically and psychologically. The arts and the creative process allow students to transform their reality with their creations. ABC provides a culturally sensitive forum for students to source the power and pride inherent in the values of their traditions and cultures. Every step of ABC’s process encourages participants to work collaboratively and to think critically and creatively to communicate their solutions to the problems they face in the 21st Century.