We wanted to take a minute to explain what’s actually in

A.A.C.’s Pepsi Refresh Grant Proposal.

We know you’re out there voting everyday and we wanted to make sure you know what you are voting for. In a nutshell, A.A.C. is planning to expand its operation by building the capacity and sustainability of 5 arts based programs in Milledgeville, Ga.

Milledgeville is a town with a large underserved community and A.A.C. operates in this locale to bridge the gap between the community and the wealth of cultural capital that is said to be present at our institutions of higher learning.

By providing solution based programs through the arts, Milledgeville’s citizens, businesses, students, and most importantly its community gain an exchange of expression that will enrich lives across the spectrum by supporting the local economy and linking a focus on the arts to measurable educational outcomes.

Here is a brief overview of the five programs we are planning to JUMPSTART with the help of those voting daily for our Pepsi Refresh Grant. Our award winning programs utilize the arts to facilitate self-advocacy and civic engagement in underserved communities.

Poetic Notions Poetry Fest:

  • Provides a forum of cultural expression to initiate dialogue on community needs and solutions

The Shutdown Magazine:

  • Provides a forum to encourage literacy and allow local youth and adults to contribute to the literary history of their community

A.A.C. in the Classroom:

  • Performance Poetry workshops for middle/high school students to enhance creative writing and public speaking skills

A.A.C. Media Engineering and Mentorship Program:

  • Provides at-risk youth with exposure to higher education opportunities and mentorship/instruction in scriptwriting, film, and music recording

A.A.C. Internship Program:

  • Trains arts advocates on community organizing and movement building

We believe that talents, ideas, and aspiration really start to matter when you put thoughts into action and make your ideas your reality. Your daily votes for A.A.C.’s Pepsi Refresh Grant help speed up the day when we will see our collective energies form the better world we all believe is possible when we seek a better world for all people.

To vote for A.A.C.’s Pepsi Refresh Grant text 104540 to 73774 or visit http://pep.si/h2PCwT. You can vote once per day everyday, and daily votes are the best way to ensure success. Every vote counts!