What is Art as an Agent for Change, Inc.?

Art as an Agent for Change, Inc. (A.A.C.) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that changes the way you use ART to educate, inspire, and engage. This organization was founded in 2006 and has developed a mission that supports hands on learning, collaboration, community engagement, and improving education through dynamic and engaging learning experiences.

 

The Idea behind The Movement!

Mission:
We use ART to educate, inspire, and engage.

Vision:
Art as an Agent for Change, Inc. (A.A.C.) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that builds and provides groundbreaking learning experiences through the power of STREAM (ART, Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, and Mathematics). Founded in 2006, A.A.C. has developed a mission that supports artistic collaboration, community engagement, arts activism, and improving education through the power of ART.

History:
In the Spring of 2006, an organization originating from the mind of Paul Ayo was brought to life by a ragtag band of student volunteer talent. On March 16, 2010 Art as an Agent for Change, Inc. received its tax exempt status and since it has delved into the world of art and education designing dynamic experiences for young learners, teens, and adults.  A.A.C works daily to embody its mission to use ART as a means to reshape the educational landscape of our world.

 

Staff

Paul Ayo

Founder and Director of Art as an Agent for Change

 As the result of a freak educational experiment, Paul Ayo was born. By day, he is a mild mannered citizen. By night, he is a nightmare to injustice, ally to civic engagement, and relentless in his pursuit of a better world.

Paul Ayo was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Paul received his B.A. in Creative Writing along with a minor in African American Studies and certification in Nonprofit Management from Georgia College and State University.  He also received his M.A.T from Georgia College.

Paul has written and produced five plays, established Milledgeville’s longest running poetry open-mic, founded Middle Georgia’s Youth Poetry Collective: Team Spit Dat, founded Milledgeville’s first youth and adult poetry slams, founded Milledgeville’s only poetry festival (Poetic Notions), and has been published in the UGA Journal of Learning and Literacy Education.  Paul is currently working on his first book of poetry, The Archive. You can check out a snippet of his work here.

Paul has devoted his life to activism, writing, and the relentless pursuit of a better world. He believes that when the time is right, we all find and fulfill our purpose in life.