Attend Plein Air Coastal Delaware's Patron Preview Reception or Opening Gala on Friday, May 11, 2012, at Children's Beach House in Lewes. This is an exclusive preview party showcasing all artwork entered into the competion with a chance to meet the artists, preview the winners' circle, and make purchases!
The mission of the Children’s Beach House is to help children with special needs to reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities.
The Children’s Beach House (CBH) focuses upon the strengths of the 7- to 18-year-old youth with special needs and their families. This asset-based program, in sharp contrast to more common deficit-based approaches, produces measurable outcomes to ensure the completion of our mission. Each child is assigned a caseworker, who partners with families, schools, health professionals, and community organizations to maximize resources. In addition, participants may attend summer and weekend camps, where they build relationships with competent, caring adults as well as with their peers. Camp activities promote resiliency and foster the skills to resist risk factors.
Through the Delaware Center for Youth Development, CBH also offers professional development and technical assistance with strengths-based training to over 500 youth-serving professionals annually thereby supporting the communities in which our families strive to reach their highest potential.
CBH proudly serves over 100 of Delaware's children and youth with special needs. By virtue of the CBH mission, the organization touches not only the lives of the young people enrolled in youth development programming, but also the families and communities that are often concurrently affected by the unique challenges of supporting special needs youth. In total, CBH impacts the lives of over 450 Delawareans with an intensive case management program in addition to providing retreat weekends and summer camps for the specific children enrolled in CBH programs.
The Food Bank of Delaware’s mission is to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans in need and facilitate long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy. To help lift Delawareans out of poverty the Food Bank of Delaware provides community programming and education, including The Culinary School, a certified trade school by the Delaware Department of Education. The Culinary School provides valuable job training to unemployed and underemployed individuals.
The Food Bank of Delaware distributes between seven and 10 million pounds of food and grocery products each year to its network of 475 hunger-relief program partners throughout the state and also provides thousands of meals a month for children through the After-School Feeding Program, the Summer Food Service Program and the Backpack Program. The Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs directly provide for 241,600 Delawareans at risk of going without meals each year.
The Rehoboth Art League is a membership arts organization with over 1000 members from 32 states. It encourages artists, provides arts education and sponsors exhibits and programs in an historic setting. It provides income to over 750 artists through teaching and sale of their art. Annually, it offers over 100 art classes and workshops, and gives tuition-free arts education through its outreach program to over 200 children who live in challenging home situations; providing them a creative way to express themselves and gain self confidence. This year its outreach expanded to elderly seniors in assisted living communities who are not able to travel to art events. The Rehoboth Art League engages nearly 15,000 people collectively in arts related events, exhibitions, classes, and community arts activities each year. And its historic campus and formal gardens draw visitors from all over the region. Many are not aware that the league also cares for over 200 works of art in its permanent collection, preserving Delaware’s rich artistic heritage.