Twirl ‘N Swirl 5k

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month,
The Arts Empowerment Project and
Charlotte Country Day School present

THE TWIRL ’N SWIRL 5K

Race | Walk | Win Prizes | Make a Difference

Carmel Commons Shopping Center,
South Charlotte

April 1st, 2017
8:30 a.m. 5K
9:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run

Run with us, and celebrate the healing power of the arts! Held in conjunction with Charlotte Country Day School, race proceeds benefit The Arts Empowerment Project’s Judge Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. Register TODAY!

About The Arts Empowerment Project

The Arts Empowerment Project believes in the transformative power of art to heal and inspire children impacted by violence and abuse. By connecting court-involved and at-risk Charlotte youth to existing community arts programs, we can help them find hope and healing through arts involvement.

The Judge Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Judge Bill Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the late Mecklenburg County Chief District Court judge’s visionary leadership and tireless work to improve conditions for North Carolina’s abused and neglected children, protect the rights of young people caught up in the legal system, unite child welfare and domestic advocates, and establish best practices for family court proceedings. The scholarship provides funding for at-risk students to pursue private study, special training, or personal advancement in an arts-related field. Our inaugural goal is $20,000. The funds will allow the pursuit of higher education, intensive summer programs, class study, internship or residencies.

More about Judge Jones can be found here.

Why the Pinwheel?

The pinwheel serves as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. It is a reflection of hope, health and safety, as well as a reminder that —when we come together as a community — the winds of positive change can break the cycle of violence and create a more vibrant, peaceful world.

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