Event Digest: Pico Block Party 

The Brighter Future Charity family had an amazing time at the Pico Block Party this last weekend with the 18th Street Art Center.  Our group spent the day exploring the amazing activities such as Santa Monica stone painting, flag making, T-shirt printing, collage decorating, live cultural dancing, face painting, and quesadilla making (ever tried a gummy worm quesadilla?) Our artists JJ Jewelry made several sales for their incredible pieces and had fun creating poetry with the artists from the center.  We hope you will join us next event for more social fun in the sun November 18th at the Pasadena Art Fair!

Event Digest: Abbot Kinney Festival/Sunday, September 24th, 2017

 

Brighter Future Charity wanted to thank all the students, supporters, family, friends, and volunteers that came out to join us for the Abbot Kinney Festival!  We had an incredible day full of learning, practicing, and of course fun.  A special thank you to Dan Real Films (http://www.danrealfilms.com/#home-section) for capturing some special moments on camera.  Check out the photos to see just some of the fun from yesterday! https://www.facebook.com/brighterfuturecharity/posts/782369915269515

Save the date, Sunday September 24th for the Abbot Kinney Festival In Venice Beach, CA!

Brighter Future Charity invites ALL individuals with Autism 12 and over, Social Career Coaches / Volunteers 18+ to Participate in our “Autism Gives Back, Be More Social Program” during the Abbot Kinney Festival! This is not an Art Event, but is an opportunity for you to practice your social skills and build friendships within a large community event.

Participants, http://brighterfuturecharity.org/Registration-Form.pdf Coaches, http://www.brighterfuturecharity.org/mentor/ ,and Volunteers http://brighterfuturecharity.org/volunteer/ must register.Please note this event has a fee. If you require financial assistance, please contact us as soon as possible.Brighter Future Charity’s flagship program is called Autism Gives Back. It’s a unique program designed to provide teens and adults with autism a step-by-step approach to achieving their desired level of interaction with their surrounding community. By leveraging professionals and mentors, from their community to guide students, their families and guardians through an interactive process of talent growth and social growth, Autism Gives Back helps to foster inclusion. Autism Gives Back is not a job placement service. Instead, its primary focus is to place adults with autism into work and social environments that include individuals without disability labels. Positive development is the key to this innovative program.

http://AbbotKinney.org/ (http://AbbotKinney.org/) for Parking and additional event info!

Event Digest: What is Your Superpower? June 4, 9am-5pm @ Melrose Trading Post

Thank you to all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers, visitors and a special thanks to The Melrose Trading Post. Our artists were welcomed and given a day of fantastic opportunities!

Also, we want to give a special thanks to our surrounding community! The artists were definitely inspired to continue their fantastic work! Your positive attention and interaction is so encouraging and works to dramatically increase their self-confidence and pride in what they are doing. Thank you so much to everyone!

Event Digest: Uptown Village Market, May 6, 2017

Thank you to all the wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers, and visitors!

It was a true joy to see how the artists develop friendships with each other,

improve existing social and professional skills and built new skills, and how their self-confidence and pride grew in the magnificent work they are doing.

They had fun, opened up and showed the best of themselves in this amazing environment.

We want to give a special thanks to the surrounding community and The Uptown Village Market for the lasting positive impacts they created!

Uptown Village Market

Saturday, May 6th, 11am – 5pm.

Location: 4321 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807

uptownvillagemarket.com/uptownvillagemarket

 

Benefit from socializing in the community around you! Gain valuable life skills, make new friends, and have fun!

 

Everyone will benefit, no matter where you are in the spectrum of autism. So, please come join us at the Uptown Village Market and increase your social interaction and social competency; vital components to your overall progress.

 

You will be welcomed and supported at this event setup specifically for artists and non-artist alike! And if you are an artist or you create handcrafted items, and would like to present and/or sell your creations, we will provide space free of charge.

 

There will be live music, shopping areas, food trucks, and more! Thousand of people attend this event, so there will be lots of unique opportunities to showcase and  your creations!

 

Please email us at info@brighterfuturecharity or call 800-314-5908 to reserve your spot.

 

Invite your friends and anybody who can benefit from this amazing opportunity to grow!

2017 Chalk Festival

Saturday April 1, 2017

9 am to 5 pm

Heritage Plaza Park

400 N. Citrus Ave, Covina, CA  91723

Over the course of the day professional, amateur, and student artists will transform the baren concrete of Heritage Plaza into a bright and colorful street museum.

Amazing Chalk Art

Life Music

Speeches

Performances

Entertainment

Crafts and Chalk Zone

Free Photo Booth

Resource Fair and MUCH MORE

Join us and enjoy this wonderful community event, have fun, create friendships,  and expand your social, professional, and personal skills.

You will be welcomed and supported.

Contact us if you would like to be involved in our organized activities. Take this fantastic opportunity to expand your social, professional, and personal skills. If you are an artist, and would like to show or sell your creations, contact us to reserve a spot.

Aquarium of the Pacific Autism Families Night

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC Autism Families Night

Sunday, March 19, 2017

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

Join us for a special evening at the Aquarium exclusively for families with adults or children with autism. The entire Aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will be open until 9:00 p.m. This will be an evening when guests can enjoy the tranquility of exhibits and meet 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean. Admission is just $7 per person. Members and children under 3 are free.

Location: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Second Annual Arts and Crafts of Autism February 25, 2017

Thank you to all our wonderful artists, supporters, family, friends, volunteers, and visitors! It was so heartwarming and uplifting to experience each and every one of you!

It was a true joy to see how our artists developed friendships, how they opened up and showed the best of themselves, in this amazing environment. Watching them improve their existing skills and build new ones and gain a renewed self-confidence and pride, was simply magnificent!

We were so proud to welcome Tom Iland. He’s a writer, consultant, and trainer, who inspires, educates, and motivates those with autism. His signature mantra “Know Yourself. Love Yourself. Be Yourself” is such an important part of a successful life. We were equally proud to welcome Arman Kody, as well! He is well known in the High Functioning Autism arena and runs the largest adult autism group in Southern California. He has served on the California Council of Developmental Disabilities and is well know for his YouTube videos helping others with autism.

We would like to thank and highlight some of our artists and strong supporters:

Florentina, an eclectic, self-taught, savant artist.

https://www.facebook.com/FlorentinaSong,  MyKids Unite http://mykidsunite.com, Oneness Through Art http://florentinasong.com.

Boaz Kosche, creates and makes jewelry in concert with JJ Jewelers https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN. Thank you to Diane Bernstein who was there to encourage and support Boaz.

Jeremy Bernstein, a unique and creative entrepreneur with JJ Jewelers https://facebook/JJEWELERSJEREMYBERSTEIN, Thank you to his mother, Diane Bernstein, who is helping to grow his enterprise.

Carissa Paccereli, an award-winning artist, illustrator, writer and autism advocatehttp://www.carissaspage.com. Thank you to her mother, Margarita Paccereli, who was there to help and support her.

Dane Capo, an artist with a unique point of view, who has many talents, as displayed at this eventhttp://danecapo.com. Thank you to both his mother and his sister who were there to support him.

A special thanks to Sarah Kennedy who joined us. Sarah is a young lady, who’s travels all over the world, making friends one gum ball at a time.

And a special thanks to Dan Real Films for capturing so many spacial moments on film. He is going to create a short documentary movie. www.danrealfilms.com

For more information and pictures:

https://www.facebook.com/brighterfuturecharity/posts/680361728803668