Due to COVID-19,NAU Occupational Therapy (OT) students have limited opportunities for hands-on engagement within the community to further develop their professional skills. The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is working to meet this need by providing creative opportunities for professional development during the ongoing pandemic. The Painting the Minds of Children project provides an opportunity for OT students to work with children in foster homes and create art projects for an annual art show.
Support community foster kids through art
SOTA has a continuing partnership with Opportunity Community and Justice for Kids (OCJ Kids). OCJ Kids’ mission is to equip foster and at-risk children and youth by providing them tools, resources, and positive role models to help these children succeed and excel in every area of life. During this time, it has been difficult for the children in foster care homes to engage in purposeful activities. Through the Painting the Minds of Children project SOTA members will help children in up to 10 foster homes create art for the OCJ Kids annual art show. Your gift will purchase art supplies allowing as many as 100 children to participate in the program. The art will be auctioned off to benefit OCJ Kids.
Northern Arizona University Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) serves to advocate for the field of occupational therapy and to build connections within the community.