“Thank you for bringing art at lunch to my school”
Amir, age 6
What we are
An environmentally minded organization providing our program mash-up between recycling and art to school campuses delivering hands-on creativity to students through the reuse of everyday things found around school campuses.
To build reuse habits, practices and sensibilities with a deeper investment in the reusable resources campuses already have.
Our belief that sustainable practices supports creativity, efficiency and thought-expansion to students, teachers, and administrators when applied and is a perfect fit for all schools everywhere.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing in nature is exhausted in its first use.”
About CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS
CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS was inspired by CReATE STUDIO’s reuse of everyday materials in a categorized fashion. Viewing potential in a broader capacity, we tracked where waste was likely to occur: school campuses. C.O.Y.C. was piloted in 2012 as a strategic program. Our customized system of collection and distribution fostered campus-wide reuse of supplies once thought to be waste.
C.O.Y.C. embraces the principals of the Girl Scout motto: “Use Resources Wisely.” When we look around and think outside the box while unpacking supply deliveries or sorting junk mail, we see materials that are great candidates for re-use in K-12th grade artistic and curriculum-based projects.
C.O.Y.C. promotes self-reliance, self-expression and curious learning in economical and ecological ways, while connecting to Common Core Standards. After grasping the meaning of a concept taught in the classroom, each child can then use the campus resources to further demonstrate his/her understanding in a unique way. Curriculum becomes intertwined with project-based and hands-on learning.
C.O.Y.C. originates in Southern California, yet it is suitable for schools and organizations throughout the United States. School enrichment programs, before- and after-care organizations, Parks & Recreation Departments, The YMCA organization, and Boys & Girls Clubs can all participate in the C.O.Y.C. program.
About CReATE STUDIO
CReATE STUDIO is a DIY eco-art studio in Westlake Village, CA, that provides open-ended, artistic, and creative opportunities for all ages. All creators explore and use materials that appeal to their interests, styles, and needs in a non-structured setting. The relaxed and inspiring space lends itself to a collaborative mindset in peers and adult/child interactions. CReATE’s owner, Jemma Wildermuth, is the Founder of CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS. To learn more about the studio, visit createstudiofun.com.
CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS Board of Directors
Roanna Battocchio- V.P. Outreach
Brenda Myers- Board Secretary
Michelle Garcia-V.P. Media
Terri Johanson- Board Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer
Jemma Wildermuth- Founder & President
CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS is a 501(c)3 Organization. All donations are tax-deductible.