Programs Funded

Entrepreneurial Ventures

At Jordan Lake School of the Arts & Creative Center we believe in entrepreneurship and guiding and encouraging students to consider their passion and find a way to have a business venture that is an extension of that which brings them joy.  JLSA students are creating their own apothecary line, Heron Cove Naturals ® , and grow and dry herbs, create specific balances in ingredients to form products, and are responsible for marketing, budgeting and production. This is one of several seed business to be created and developed by students as a tool for experiential learning, but also as a means of creating job training and viable living wage opportunities for students and alumni. Daydream Believer® is a signature lily under hybridization by students at Jordan Lake School of the Arts. Continued development and work toward distribution is continuing through 2016- 2017.

Inclusive Educational Arts Workshop

The purpose of our Inclusive Educational Arts Workshop is to build and sustain strong community connections and create artistic opportunities in North Carolina inclusive to those on the autism spectrum. Our grant supports local artists in developing educational arts based workshops that utilize the best teaching practices for those on the autism spectrum and help to create community-based connectivity that expands students’ roles as community participants with the capacity to link students and artists to a range of arts and educational based practices and opportunities.

Harvest Day ® 

Harvest Day ® is a beloved annual celebration in tribute to the changing seasons and the final harvesting of the fruit we’ve literally and symbolically planted as seeds in our garden the spring before.  Each year students enjoy a day with local artists known for their work as professionals as well as contributors to the local art community. Each child experiences painting instruction by a fine artist, sculpting with clay, and learning and enjoying the art of storytelling. The celebration takes place outdoors and is a day full of appreciation for all the rewards of the seeds of hard work and friendship nurtured within our community.

Wish The Stars ®

Wish The Stars ® is an evening event including a lakeside hike followed by star gazing and the opportunity to use a telescope to learn and observe the constellations. It is the event that concludes the school year and is the time when we all celebrate the magic that surrounds us and we send our wishes into the sky for the year ahead of us.