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Creating Life

Creating Life

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Artists at Create Art Studio are as diverse as the pieces they bring into the world.  While each artist has their own set of strengths and challenges, the Studio is an inclusive space where artists come together to support each other along with the artistic process.  They are not only making pieces, but they are continuing to create and reinvent themselves, whether it is through trying to reconnect with material after losing one’s sight, using art to convey what words cannot, or discovering...

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Community Aces Challenge Winner!

Community Aces Challenge Winner!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 | 0 comments

After all of the voting and sharing on Facebook, we are excited to announce that everyone’s dedication to voting for Skills to Succeed’s entry, Operation Bathroom, in Isle of Capri’s Community Aces Challenge has been a success! For those of you who kept up with the weekly tally, we actually stayed in third place. The excellent news is that a third place prize was added. “With over 155,000 votes cast in Community Aces Challenge and over 300 applications to participate, we...

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Creating New Opportunities

Creating New Opportunities

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Sometimes things don’t happen quite the way we want them to.  We don’t want the Olathe Great Mall to shut down, and we hate it that our Create Art Studio has to move.  Even worse, we really don’t want to deal with this right in the middle of a campaign where we are asking our supporters to vote for us daily in the Isle of Capri Community Aces Challenge so that we can add a bathroom to expand our other services.   We didn’t choose any of this, but we do get to choose...

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More Than a Monster

More Than a Monster

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 | 0 comments

The first thing you notice upon entering Create Art Studio is Mr. Howler: the large, lime green monster with a big toothy grin, tongue hanging out, covered in red fur, who stands waist high arms stretched out ready to greet or eat any visitors.  We’ve been told that Mr. Howler is a friendly monster and has become quite well known to visitors who stop in for photos or to inquire about his origins.  At Create, one never knows what inventive idea or project might be proposed next.  A place...

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Community Aces Challenge – Operation Bathroom

Community Aces Challenge – Operation Bathroom

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 | 0 comments

With growing services employment and day services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities operating out of the same location, a new bathroom will increase capacity and allow Skills to Succeed to make a bigger impact on the community.  We’re asking for your help in getting the votes we need to win a grant and make this happen. We have the opportunity to win a grant for $15,000 or $10,000 through Isle of Capri’s Community Aces Challenge, but we need your votes to do...

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Stephanie Breaker Named Executive Director

Stephanie Breaker Named Executive Director

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | 0 comments

Board Announcement The Skills to Succeed Board of Directors is proud to announce that Stephanie Breaker has agreed to lead our agency as the new Executive Director.  Stephanie brings unparalleled experience to this position having served exceptional individuals throughout her career.  Stephanie moves into her new position after serving as Director of Program Services for the past two years.  Her expertise in creating quality programs will create opportunities to address the unique needs of...

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Fun & Fitness with Friends Fall 2014

Fun & Fitness with Friends Fall 2014

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 | 0 comments

    Participants from the OCC took part in Mahaffie Wild West Days. (top) Participants from the JCC take part in swimming (bottom left) and therapeutic dance. (bottom right)

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