Young Rembrandts Celebrates 30 Years with Series of Art-Focused Events
Drawing on 30 years of helping kids develop the skills they need to be successful in and out of the classroom, Young Rembrandts has spent the last six months celebrating its diamond anniversary with a collection of community partnership programs. Our focus was singular: giving thanks to the individuals, families, organizations, teachers and towns that we’ve been a part of throughout the last 30 years.
From January to June, each month involved a different theme centering around the impact Young Rembrandts has had on its students, and the brand’s commitment to making a significant, positive contribution to its local community. The monthly events celebrated the components of Young Rembrandts that make us so unique – our commitment to the community, our dedication to teaching art to promote not only creative development but also cognitive and intellectual growth and celebrating the positive impact that Young Rembrandts has had on kids’ lives.
In January, Young Rembrandts classes teamed up with local nonprofit organizations to donate art supplies. In February, Young Rembrandts franchisees hosted drawing events that invited service men and women to classes to draw with students. Throughout March, Young Rembrandts hosted a social media contest where families could nominate their favorite art instructor for a chance to win a prize. In April, franchisees partnered with local organizations, businesses and neighborhood gathering places to display students’ art. During May, Young Rembrandts franchisees across the country visited school administrators to say thank you for another successful year teaching art to students. Finally, in June, Young Rembrandts is showcasing on social media the many different ways that drawing has positively impacted the lives of kids, their parents and Young Rembrandts teachers, as well as how our franchisees do what they love every day.
“What we do at Young Rembrandts is just so much fun,” says Robin Dewe, a Young Rembrandts franchisee in Ottawa, Canada. “It’s hard work running a business, but we work with kids, we see kids so happy to be there. Sometimes it’s the highlight of their week. I love that I can give parents a program that’s not too expensive and is easy for them to come to. It’s incredible to do that kind of work and make some money too. It’s a very gratifying business to run.”
Our franchisees come from a variety of backgrounds, but they’ve all found freedom in business ownership.
“After spending 25 years in the corporate world to now running my own business, I honestly couldn’t be any happier,” said Don Einsenhauer, owner of a Young Rembrandts franchise in Milwaukee. “I start out every day with a sense of joy knowing that I have the ability to positively impact young children by helping them grow creatively through Young Rembrandts. Owning this business has been a tremendous blessing to me.”
“We’ve never lost sight of what is most important – and that’s giving children a platform to grow. Young Rembrandts continues to impact kids and their families in powerful ways and for the last few months, we’ve had the best time thanking everyone who has been part of turning Young Rembrandts into the most trusted childhood art enrichment program,” said Bette Fetter, founder and CEO. “This celebration has been like no other before it as we share in our anniversary and student successes, along with the connections we’ve made over the years in our communities.”
For more information about the 30 Year Anniversary celebration campaign and to register children for drawing lessons, please visit the Young Rembrandts website: www.youngrembrandts.com.