Volunteers – Bethany Carmellini and Stacey Jensen at “I Got Your Back” 2016.

In order for a non-profit to impact its community, it takes a village. Over the next year, we are going to feature our village of volunteers who shape Mirror Image Arts through their time, talent, and expertise.

Since 2014, Stacey Jensen has volunteered more than 550 hours through legal support, advocacy, and fundraising. Stacey meets with us quarterly to ensure that we are developing the policies and procedures that enable us to grow sustainably, and as a result in 2017 we created a comprehensive employee policy handbook. This major step for our start-up organization provided the infrastructure needed to hire 5 hourly staff, which in turn assisted us in reaching 1,014 young people (a 40% increase over FY16). This year, we began offering social-emotional learning programs in Juvenile Justice Centers. Stacey calmed the staff nerves as she assisted us with navigating the complexity of the justice system. Through her passion and attention to detail she ensured that our business, curriculum, artists, and the interest of our youth were all considered in contract negotiations with the department of justice.

A few additional highlights of her impact on Mirror Image Arts include:

Developing policies; Gift Acceptance, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Conflict of Interest, Non-Disclosure/Non-Competition, Drug-Free Workplace, and Workers Compensation.
Assisting with silent auction logistics and volunteering on the day of our gala.
Fundraising of more than $2,000 through running in the Colfax Marathon and cultivating donors.

Stacey not only gives her time and talent to the organization but also takes the time to personally invest in our youth. She recently attended our bullying prevention program and shared with us, “Mirror Image Arts makes me feel connected to my community, and I am proud to work with them to create an impact in the place I have decided to call home. I believe in the mission of empowering people when they are young…before it is too late.”

Stacey is imperative to our success.

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By Sabrina Bovay, member of Board of Directors and previous Board Chair

As 2018 wraps up, I wanted to share a reflection on my time with Mirror Image Arts. I’ve been a part of this non-profit organization for four years. I started as a volunteer to help a friend. In short time, I realized how amazing an organization it is, and I decided I wanted to be even more a part of its mission and success. Three years ago I became a member of the board, and served a term as board chair.

First, I want to comment on our fearless leader, Andrea. She is not actually fearless; rather she is courageous, one who steps out in the face of fear to serve those who are unable to advocate for themselves. It is this mix of courage and vulnerability which makes her an amazing leader, and gives our organization the culture and space to thrive in the communities we engage. By being curious and asking questions that dig deeper…by truly listening to others and being empathetic, Andrea has led by example. She has been at the helm of expanding Mirror Image Arts in ways that we could only have imagined four years ago. The staff that supports her vision for our organization is just as amazing — they believe in our mission and more importantly model it to the young people we serve.

At our board retreat this past weekend, our team talked about some HEAVY topics. Topics like “What does diversity mean to us as an organization, and to the organizations that can potentially fund us?” Through this conversation we explored our own differences. We discovered that in honoring and communicating our differences we become more deeply connected. We talked about the school-to-prison pipeline — the way we see it, how it makes us feel, how our work is impacted by it. We, the Board of Directors, were in a space where we felt safe to share our ideas freely, knowing they would be met with respect and open minds and hearts. Attempting to change the world based on a platform of these topics is a daunting challenge. For now, we are focusing our efforts and impact on the Denver area, but eventually we seek to impact all of Colorado. We intend to have dialogue with our government, our school districts, our partners and our corporations. We will take on the challenge of being role models to our youth so they can see there are people standing up with them and for them.

Our organization is more than just an “anti-bullying program”. Rather, we are a courageous organization with the intention and ability to of impact the social-emotional well being of all young people. To do this we know we must seek ways to engage in our world, a political world, a changing world, and a beautiful world.

I hope you continue to join me in supporting the efforts and endeavors of Mirror Image Arts in 2019 and beyond.

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Dear Andrea and all the amazing contributors at Mirror Image Arts,

My name is Erin Mead and I am a mother of two boys, Dylan and Brady. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for everything you do each day to make this world a better place for mine and so many other children. Parenting is not an easy journey and doing it in a time that is so very frightening is even harder. It is so easy to be discouraged raising children when everything around us seems to scream hate, violence, and intolerance.  Then there are days when you see a little light. Your organization is one of those guiding lights. I am so very proud to be a witness to that. What you do is so incredibly important, significant, and courageous. You do not only enrich the lives of the people you come in contact with, but every single person that they come in contact with as well. What you do can not only improve the lives of the children and teachers today but tomorrow. It is a message that resonates not only in the present but the future as well. I know your journey is not one that is always easy. There are not always applause, awards, or thanks. There are circumstances that you witness that can make it discouraging. Sometimes you may feel as though your message is not being heard or appreciated, but know that you do make a difference. If one child hears they are not alone when they feel different, you are making a difference. If one child thinks about what you have taught them and sticks up for another child on the playground, you are making a difference. If one child feels a little safer in your presence, you are making a difference. If one child finds their voice, their courage, their worth, you are making a difference. I am just a mother if two little boys, 8 and 11. In a big world, I am insignificant, but because I have been blessed to know Andrea and see all that you do,  I have faith that this world is a better place because of Mirror Image. This world is a better place because you exist and you choose to do a little more every day to make it better. Thank you. Thank you for your work, your art, your tenacity, and your commitment.

Yours truly, 
Erin Mead

 
 
 
 
 
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By Erin Jorgenson, Mirror Image Arts Founder

A few months ago Mirror Image Art’s fearless leader Andrea Rabold called me to tell me that MIA is 10 years old this year. The first thing I said when she told me that was “you and I have been friends for 10 years?!” After we hung up I starting thinking how strange it was that that was my first thought. I have been around the non profit world for as long as I can remember, an organization making it to the ten year mark is a big deal. An ARTS organization making it to the
ten year mark is a VERY BIG DEAL. I am prouder than I ever thought possible. Still. That wasn’t my first thought. Huh.

In retrospect, my friendship with Andrea was exactly the right response and not strange at all. In fact, in my mind, it is the whole point. Mirror Image Arts is about relationships. About reaching into someone’s life and changing it forever. Andrea did that for me, and I’m sure if you ask her, she would say I did the same. That is the magic of Mirror Image Arts. Every single day, their work reaches into the lives of kids and changes them. Forever.

Teaching kids that their voices matter enables them to use that voice to make a change, a choice that creates empowerment. Empowerment is contagious and once you feel it’s power, you want to spread it around. This is how the world changes, becomes more equal, kinder and stronger. This is progress, plain and simple. I am amazed at this organization and the people involved in it, all of you. The staff, the volunteers, the kids, the donors. Because of your dedication, your hearts and souls, there are 10 candles on MIA’s birthday cake. And that fills me with so much awe and gratitude that it is difficult to speak. Which, if you know me, is saying something. Give. Give to this organization. Know that your money is being used to reach into the life of someone who needs you, who needs to be seen, to be heard, to feel love. It’s even better than a new pair of shoes, which again, if you know me, is saying something. And its contagious too.

Much love,
Erin Jorgenson
Founder and forever champion

By Maya Osterman VanGrack

We are so proud that “Restorative Theatre” is now a part of Mirror Image Arts’ program offerings. The following story provides a sneak peak into the five years it has taken to build this program and the impact it has on the social-emotional well being of both staff and participants.

From My Journal, June 10th, 2014:

The sweat dripping down my arms is not an indication of the sweltering heat outside, it is the recurring bodily indication that I have made it here, another week. Although it has now been months the journey always feels foreign, unknown, precarious. I pass the Polk Correctional Institution, a reminder of what is next.  Following the windy path shaded by trees that whisper tales of the past as the breeze goes by, I am led to the stop sign at the end of the road. I take a right and then an immediate left, I travel up the path, “C.A. Dillon Youth Development Center” is proudly displayed at the entrance in a deserted kind of way. I pull into the same spot every week, put the car in park and take a deep breath. I leave everything in my car except my keys and my materials for the day.  I follow the electric gate up to the front door. Opening the phone box and dialing zero I read the same three signs everytime; the laundry list of articles not allowed inside the facility. I go through the familiar pattern of saying my name, asking for the Chaplain and repeating multiple times that I am here as a volunteer to teach Theatre. Each week I must repeat myself “Theatre…yes Theatre as in acting”. I wait ten minutes taking in the budding flowers that make the landscape quite serene from the outside.

The students constantly ask me to perform something. I push it off as long as I can. I do this because mainly the only work I had been doing as an actor is performing a one-woman show I wrote about sex trafficking in America…I’m not sure how that will go over with these young men). But they keep asking and so I give them a choice. I let them know the subject matter of my work and they all agree they wanted to see one of the monologues from the show. So, with that the group lines up a row of chairs facing me and I take center stage.  I finish and the young men excitedly call out different theatrical techniques they noticed and ask questions about the difference between theatre and film. The process of theatre, the power of live theatre, the ability to transform yourself into someone so different from yourself and the power to transport an audience to a totally different place and time. They then ask to see more from the play and I end up explaining a decent amount about the play and perform little bits of the other monologues. “So, what are you sitting with?” I ask.  Deep heartfelt questions about sex trafficking are asked by every young person. “Where does it happen the most? Why does it happen there a lot? How did you hear these stories? Are they really all true? Why don’t the girls just run away?” I ask the group back, “Why do you think they don’t run away?” they respond, “Maybe because it’s all they know, or they don’t have anywhere to go. Why don’t they go to the cops?”. Again, I ask back, “Why do you think they don’t go to the cops?”. “Because they probably don’t trust the cops or have been too brainwashed by their pimp that they are too scared”.

The reflection continues for a while until one young person, Reinz says he wants to try and perform a monologue. I choose a Theatre for the Oppressed activity called “Hot Seating” which uses a structure that allows for performance without memorization being required. Reinz jumps up and takes a seat, I ask him for the setting of this “monologue”. He responds prison, and steps into role as a character.  And with that the questions started. Are you a convict? Yes. What did you do? I trafficked girls. The boys asked good questions taking a lot from my play and the conversation we just had.

Then, in character, Reinz shared a story about “a friend who told him that he started pimping because he had no father figure.  He and his little brother rarely had clean clothes to wear or food to eat. His mom was a drug addict and as a young kid his friend would see all sorts of men come in and out of his house using his mom so she could get her next fix. He hated her for that and he thought that if she didn’t care about her body and was okay using it to get things that he could to.  So he would stand in front of the bedroom not letting these men in to see his mom until they paid him first. And just like that he started pimping out his mom, when he realized how easy it was he started pimping out other women. The loss of respect for his mom translated to all women.” Reinz’s story began as a character talking about a friend, but soon he started using the pronouns, me and I. It was the first time he had shared that part of his story.

It was from that moment on I knew this was this work I wanted to do.

I started a journal documenting my weekly class teaching theatre to incarcerated youth while living in North Carolina. I spent eight months at a residential facility there trying out different theatre activities and techniques until I built a program, “Restorative Theatre”. This program focuses on exploring choice, confidence, resilience, problem solving, collaboration, value, worthiness, community and trust through Theatre of the Oppressed, storytelling and devising original theatre. When I moved to Colorado, I was determined to continue this work. I have slowly and quietly continued this program in Golden, Colorado for the last four years on my own, in my spare time. There are so many stories that need to be told from voices that are desperate to be heard. I have now been at Lookout Mountain Youth Services in Golden, CO for four years. I have learned more about myself, theatre, humanity, compassion and empathy from the boys at Lookout than any other space I work in. It doesn’t matter how hard my week has been Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:30pm restore and rejuvenate me. I have the privilege of spending 12 weeks with a group of 8 to 10 young men devising an original piece of theatre based on a topic/theme they are interested in exploring. The last group wanted to explore the idea of being an outsider, their play The Misfits pushed us week after week to dig deep and share stories around pain, loneliness, judgement, self-preservation, and choice.

From My Journal, August 20 2018:

“I come from a place I wish I wasn’t born”

The opening line of the play is delivered by a participant named Enrique. I have known him for four years, he has been in every group I have run at Lookout. He has spent almost his entire teen years locked up.

Enrique and other Restorative Theatre participants rehearse for The Misfits

“I am the calm before the storm.”

I have watched him grow and change both physically and emotionally. He has recently been released and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t terrified about his future. Terrified of his future because society has failed him. Enrique is smart, passionate, funny, creative, and kind. But those qualities can’t help him get a job because he cannot get an ID, and he has no references or past work experience.  He lives far away from anything he knows, no family close by. He tries to stay positive but I can tell it is getting to him.

“I look at myself and the journey I have been on.”

I am lucky enough to be a part of his state assigned transition team so I can stay in touch with him. I am asked if there is more theatre work for him to do now that he is out…currently there is not. So Enrique and I meet once a month and we are dreaming, planning of a reentry program for him and his fellow actors. At some point they all get out. All 144 young men who currently reside at Lookout Mountain will one day be released. And although these young men may seem complexly different than you or me at the end of the day we are all simply human just wanting to be heard and seen.

                           

Enrique and me planning the reentry program            “This is how I feel when I can’t go to theatre group…” – Enrique

As of August of 2018, “Restorative Theatre” became an official program of Mirror Image Arts.  I cannot express my gratitude and excitement of this merger. “Restorative Theatre” will finally get the time and support it needs to flourish into the dream I have envisioned for so long.

The other day Maya, our Program Manager, shared an experience she had with high schoolers during a program. She was facilitating an activity with them called “The Great Game of Power”. We use this activity to explore a particular group’s dynamics, perceptions, and experiences around power.

Her story had quite an impact on me. I share it with you. Her words…

 


Jessie placed three chairs laying on their backs in a triangle and took the fourth chair and stacked it on top. He finished by placing a water bottle on top of the fourth chair. As Jessie completed his image of power, I said to the group, “Tell a story of the chairs. And relate it to something in your own lives.”

A youth participant offered, “The person on top has all the water to themselves and won’t give any to other people”.

That interpretation of the image started the group talking about Africa and the lack of access to water there. We ended up talking about Cape Town where “rich white people had the water and no one else did”.

Kaddi, a participant who identifies as a person of color, was quick to respond back. “Why’s it always gotta be black and white? Why can’t people just be people. Ya, there are some white people I don’t like, but you’re white and I like you.”

The group shifted and a new form took place; the youth began to voice their frustrations with all the anger and hate in our nation these days. They freely shared the opinions about the polarization they see around them. Us vs Them. You vs Me. The dialogue continued on until one youth finally said, “What’s the point? We can’t change anything anyway.”

Silence.

It was such a good question…one that begged me to want to answer…for them…for myself. After a long pause, I admitted, “I don’t have all the answers. This class is supposed to make you think…to ask hard questions. You did.”

They stared back at me disappointed…like they needed me to have the solution that would solve the greatest question.

I finally said, “I definitely don’t have all the answers, but what we will be doing together is learning through theatre how to connect, how to share space for each other’s stories, and how to simply be human together.”


As I shared earlier, this story held deep impact for me. We are all human. We are all fighting to be heard. To feel valued. To know our purpose. So what isn’t working? In effort to be understood, we struggle with our own ability to understand. Others are using those misunderstandings to their advantage. To divide us.

For our youth that day, Maya’s last response finally seemed enough. Enough to drive them to action. To determine the truth about our current state for themselves. To want to do something about it. Now, it’s your turn. A few ways you can make a difference today:

  • Listen – Like when you ask someone how they’re doing…mean it.
  • Activate – Your bodies, your voices, your purpose. Don’t forget #1.
  • Invest – In Mirror Image Arts – theatre for connection and social-emotional wellbeing.

You can help us achieve our goal to raise $7,000 by December 31st. Here’s specifically how you can impact #3:

  • $60 Covers trauma informed care training for 3 actors to serve young people affected by trauma.
  • $100 Equips Program staff with the supplies to bring the joy of theatre and humanity to the classroom for one year.
  • $300 Supports social-emotional skill building for one young person growing up in a juvenile detention center.
  • $850 Funds an 11 wk program for 5th graders that promotes self-awareness, empathy, and embracing differences.

 

Andrea Rabold

Executive Director

 

David Molnar has been a part of the Mirror Image Arts team for the past 4 years. As our pro-bono evaluation specialist he has deepened our work by helping us track and prove that youth who participate in our program have cognitive empathy growth. He also continuously pushes us to think in new and innovative ways. When our Executive Director, Andrea Rabold first met David he was very skeptical of theatre especially as an art form that could elicit real change in an individual. This past semester David joined us out in the field to sit in on a session from our Finding Your Voice program and the follow up program, Shaping Your Voice. Below are his thoughts on these experiences.

One of the first goals and greatest achievements of Mirror Image Arts is creating a safe space. Safe space is a precondition for achieving the other goals. Creating a safe space is a collaborative effort between the teaching artists and the students. While schools, homes and other institutions prioritize physical safety, the emphasis here is on emotional and social safety. A safe environment is something that some students have rarely felt.


Participation is one element of a safe space. The teaching artists use theater techniques to help manage a potentially rowdy bunch of very young children. Participation assures the children become co-creators of a safe space rather than mere observers. Experiencing their power to create a safe space is an element in their transformation from passive bystanders into active upstanders. So begins their rehearsal for reality! A powerful element of participation is the emphasis put on students making a choice. We are a nation of victims where adults say, “I have to” or “I can’t” rather than taking responsibility for their choices. Teaching artists call on students to “make another choice.” Here there can be poor choices, but not bad kids. Even if this were Mirror Image Arts’ only achievement, it would be transformational in the lives of these children.

Respect is a second element of a safe space. Students show respect verbally, but also with body language and facial expression—another contribution of theater techniques. These children are learning to use their bodies to communicate. Actually, they are learning through their bodies—an opportunity I never had despite my privileged education. Through these visible, physical signs of respect, students can build trust in this environment. Without this high level of trust, how could they have the courage to experiment with “making another choice” or challenging their bullying stereotypes?

Perhaps the most important element of a safe space is that promises are kept. Ground rules are clearly stated and students are called to actively affirm these agreements. Here there is no such thing as silent consent. These agreements are consistently enforced as promised, but enforcement doesn’t feel punitive. When necessary, the teaching artists engage a child as distressed—not as a “bad kid.” The teaching artists are modeling empathy. Together with trust being established, promise-keeping creates a predictable environment. Safety is a treasure when you live in the vortex of a cyclone at home and in school!

Having established the precondition of a safe space, the teaching artists can focus on achieving other program goals. Students go on to learn what distinguishes bullying from a mean moment or just joking. By the conclusion of this program, students have learned how to identify a physically, emotionally and socially safe environment. By “rehearsing for life” students develop communication skills and conflict resolution skills.

By Mitch Marquez, miARTS Teaching Artist

 

I’m very lucky to have stumbled upon Mirror Image Arts. I wasn’t looking for anything even in this realm of work. I wasn’t really looking for work in theater, I definitely wasn’t looking for anything having to do with education or working with people in the community. I was kind of just slowly wandering through the Denver film scene. A friend from an acting class mentioned this opportunity and honestly I didn’t understand much about it beyond that it was a chance to act. The more I learned, the more interested I was and I couldn’t find any reason not to try it out. I turned out to be a strong believer in what the program was doing. It’s so important to address community issues and work to build social skills at a young age. The arts have the ability to do that in a very effective way.

I had very little experience with kids. I don’t think I had ever performed for a child before starting with Mirror Image Arts. I really didn’t know how perceptive kids could be. The aspects of humanity that translate between adults and children are staggering. Life is life. It’s cool to me that we can live so differently day to day but when it comes to dealing with people, we are the same. The kids are able to engage with these characters and empathize with them in such an impressive way; they always want to help. I love during our program when I am in character as TJ or Alex and I have the chance answer the kids questions or hear their advice. It’s always really satisfying to have a kid hone in on an issue you’re having and work it out with you.

The work is hard. It’s not the type of thing I feel I can show up and just go through the motions, kids see through the facade and will easily check out. I feel like I’m constantly going outside of my comfort zone. Interacting with people doesn’t come easily for me and having to perform at the same time is a serious challenge for me. Life can be so isolating and the fact that I have so much in common with kids from all walks of life is a nice way to step off the island back to humanity. My biggest gain from my experience so far is how special the feeling of community is. It’s something I was aware I was missing but didn’t realize how important it was.

I feel lucky for this experience, it truly inspires me. I needed to do something that was based on something other than myself. Ironically it’s helped me in a lot of ways. It provides me a regular chance to practice my craft while teaching me things that have helped ground me. I’m very thankful for that.

By Chelsea Anderson, MY Denver Instructor, Denver Parks and Recreation

I spent most of my life in a very small town in Northern Wisconsin, and then a few years going to school in Madison, and one solid year exploring the city of LA. Last year I decided to make another move, hoping to find somewhere I could call home again. Moving into a new city is intimidating in many ways and The Lincoln Park/ La Alma community, where I found my first job working as a recreation instructor, is unlike anything I have ever encountered in my entire life.

Coming in, my supervisor told me that the neighborhood surrounding the recreation center had gone through a huge transition in the past few years when they had torn down many of the old houses in favor of new apartment buildings. This redevelopment pushed out a lot of families and the center stopped seeing as many kids walking through their doors. This, among other factors, was one of the main reasons why we were partnering with Mirror Image Arts, Speak Up, Speak Out! project. The hope was that the partnership would revitalize something that the community had lost and bring new vigor to empowering the youth and the community alike. I knew from the beginning that this was a project I wanted to be apart of. The partnership and the nature of MY Denver programming really pushed me to put myself out there and connect with kids in my program and community members in ways I never thought possible.

Initially, I was a little intimidated by the feeling of coming into the recreation center as an outsider. I would build up this idea of how people would react to me based on a fear of social disconnect rather than just going in for the “Hello.” Every time I pushed myself to talk to someone at the center or butted into a group of kids, I was genuinely surprised by the reaction. I was never met with a closed off attitude or unwillingness to at least understand who I was and where I was coming from. Who knew that if I had just extended my hand quicker, I would’ve integrated much faster into the community I would eventually call my home.

This wouldn’t have been clear to me and I also wouldn’t have known that I wasn’t alone in this sentiment if it hadn’t been for the community interviews and events we put on at the center with the help of our Speak Up, Speak Out! Youth Advisory Board. We heard from multiple people that there has been this feeling of social disconnect that is stemming from a change in built environment, transient neighbors, and “double hustlers” (folks working multiple jobs just to get by). The apartment buildings displaced families that had been there for years and brought in new people that didn’t know how to extend their hands to existing neighbors; leaving current residents unsure of how to extend their hand as well.

Being just south of downtown Denver and a center location to the light rail, many people coming through the neighborhood are very transient and therefore feel no concrete connection to the neighborhood. These people plus the parents and guardians of struggling families that are “double hustling”have no time to dedicate to their community and therefore push their families and neighbors to feel the same. When asked, many interviewees said that “community is togetherness, people who are willing to help one another, people who are willing to ask for help, to give help.” This is something that many community members around La Alma are no longer feeling. This is something that they want back. I know now that it starts with a simple “Hello”, but I also now know that it can’t stop there.

Currently, we are working to create a program through MY Denver that we can implement throughout the Parks and Recreation system based on our experiences at La Alma. From the very beginning, this project has grown with the needs of the community and I hope that is something that is never lost through it’s exploration into other communities throughout Denver. The outcomes of  Speak Up, Speak Out! will hopefully lead more communities through their own unique journeys as Mirror Image Arts and My Denver strive to enhance their sense of community through civic practice. Personally, I hope that I will leave the La Alma community with the inspiration to help their neighbors, no matter their walk of life.

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It’s the end of the year again – another 365 days around the sun – and I can’t help but celebrate! Why? Because every month this past year seemed to bring amazing new developments for Mirror Image Arts.

My main joy this past year has been the culture that Mirror Image Arts is cultivating not only as an organization but in the community. It makes my heart happy to be part of an organization that practices our values and mission.

Here is my short list of other things that made me proud to be a part of Mirror Image Arts:

1.) Adding Maya to the staff this year allowed us to have a Lead Facilitator for all the programs. A consistent Lead Facilitator led to better quality in our programming. However, the fact that we had MAYA join the team has led to so many more amazing things. Maya has supported our organization in countless ways, always giving, always coming up with new ideas, always, always, always on so many things. Thanks Maya for being the amazing team member that you are!

2.) The Speak Up, Speak Out project reached out to the community through the La Alma Rec Center. There were challenges from the beginning…the primary one being that we have never tackled anything like this before: developing a deep cross sector partnership with Denver Parks & Rec in order to have even greater impact. The culminating production was an amazing piece of community engaged theatre, and the relationships that were created through this project are what makes Mirror Image Arts the unique organization it is.

3.) The people that are part of the organization are AMAZING. This is what happens when everyone believes in the organization. Our Board, Staff, Volunteers, Artists, and Donors have supported the organization by going above and beyond enabling the tremendous growth we have experienced.

4.) Anderson Rabold. Granted, I had nothing to do with his creation or entry into the world – I am so excited that he has joined the Mirror Image Arts family (through Andrea and Jamey).

I feel like my list of things could go on and on, so join me at our next Brews & News, mention this post, and I’ll buy you a beer and tell you everything else. I’m not sure which one of us wins in that situation, but you’ll at least get a drink out of it!

Also, if you haven’t had a chance to ensure your impact this year…no worries, there is still time. We are raising $6000 by December 31st in order to impact 600 young people. We are over halfway there. Join us. Build Empathy. You won’t regret it. TO DONATEhttps://buildempathy.causevox.com/

All my best and Happy New Year!

Sabrina Bovay

Board Chair