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YR 30th Anniversary: Honoring Our Hometown Heroes

YR 30th Anniversary: Honoring Our Hometown Heroes

In January, Young Rembrandts franchisees participated in “It’s in the Bag,” an event where students were encouraged to give back to their communities through the donation of art supplies to benefit local organizations.

“We’re completely dedicated to providing our students with the skills they need to succeed academically and in countless other areas of their life,” said participating franchisee Cathy Greenlaw, owner of Young Rembrandts in Austin, Texas. “With ‘It’s in the Bag,’ we were able to give back to Austin Creative Reuse, and to show some appreciation to our community that has embraced Young Rembrandts over the years. This donation is just one way we’re saying thank you to our community.”

Looking ahead to February, Young Rembrandts is celebrating the future of art education with “We Love Our Hometown Heroes,” a commitment to the true heroes in markets across the country: service members who spend lives to keeping our communities safe so kids can learn transformative art education.

“Our commitment to our communities is embedded in our dedication to its institutions and values, and we wouldn’t be able to provide the art classes we do without the security offered by local heroes every day,” said Bette Fetter, CEO and founder of Young Rembrandts. “We want our students to know the local heroes in their community, and we’re ready to show we love our hometown heroes with a special drawing class with guests from their local firefighters, police and armed service members to show our gratitude for their service.”

Young Rembrandts is showing its appreciation of each market’s service members by inviting them to a free drawing event where students are welcome to participate in an art class alongside their local heroes.

The “We Love Our Hometown Heroes” event is part of a six-month celebration in which Young Rembrandts franchisees across the country will be giving back to the community through a collection of local partnerships and outreach programs.

For more information about the 30 Year Anniversary celebration campaign and to register children for drawing lessons, please visit the Young Rembrandts website:

Bette Fetter
Founder and CEO of Young Rembrandts and Author of Being Visual
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