Part of our mission at Compass Arts is to make arts education accessible to everyone, while still paying our teaching artists and administrative staff a fair wage. Through our Sliding-Scale Assistance Fund, we are able to offer free and reduced-rate classes to students who are unable to pay full price. We understand that times are tough right now and that a family's financial reality can sometimes change overnight. Asking for help should not be a source of shame. Our sliding-scale application is simple; applicants tell us what they can afford to pay, and we do our best to match that number. We can offer this much-needed financial assistance thanks to the generosity of community members like you.
When you give to our sliding-scale fundraiser this month, 100% of your donation will go directly to families who need financial assistance. Arts education and exposure to the arts have myriad benefits for everyone, and have been shown to help level the playing field for low-income students. Contributing to our sliding scale fund is an easy, local way to support equity in an increasingly unequal society. In the past 12 months we have given $4,542 in sliding scale funds. Please donate and share today to help us meet our goal of $5,500.