Four Chattanooga high school seniors— each leaders in their own right— recognized the vital role art played in their education experiences. Hartness, West, Quatro, and Daniel recognized that not every child had the same opportunities. The team decided to take action after a 2013 Times Free Press article announced that arts programs were diminishing in underfunded schools. Let Beauty Awaken was a $15,000 fundraising effort that launched the arts leadership program ReGenerate through ArtsBuild. The program offered small grants to elementary and middle schools to provide arts equipment and supplies for a quality education.
Project Leaders: Ralston Hartness, Thomas West, McKenna Quatro, Megan Daniel