Editorial: Giving back

POSTED: 06/22/14 11:15 PM

There has been a spell lately of corporate and volunteer group donations to worthy causes and individuals, especially to the Art Saves Lives summer program about to begin shortly, and this can only be a good thing. We also read with interest the donation to Dow’s Musical Foundation and to a young lady who is actively pursuing her dream to become a professional ballet dancer.

For too long, the arts on St. Maarten have been overshadowed or neglected in favor of other avenues for human development. But the Caribbean is a creative place, full of young and vibrant people whose lives can be changed for the better by channeling that energy positively in a way that only the arts can.

Many at risk youth or financially less fortunate individuals may have their lives redirected on to a noble path with such initiatives as the Art Saves Lives Summer Intensive or Dow’s Musical Foundation summer program. Giving back often goes a long way.

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