Calling all artists, painters, crayon drawers, and stick figure experts! In addition to RAYS’ summer activities this year, we are also holding a Youth Summer Art Contest.
From now until August 15th, RAYS’ clients and family members submit original artwork and enter for a chance to win a Target gift card. The top three winners will have their art featured on our RAYS Thank You notes!
Here’s what you need to know to enter:
- Design and create your own personal artwork that shows the theme: “What I learned at RAYS”
- Include our name “RAYS” in the design
- Turn it into the front desk and artwork will be displayed in the lobby until the end of the contest
- The top three winners will receive a Target gift card and have their art will be featured on RAYS Thank You notes.
- Applicants must be age 18 or younger
No need to worry about supplies,we have provided markers, crayons, and colored pencils in our lobbies. Do a quick sketch or drawing while you wait for your session or group to begin. Want more time to complete your work? Feel free to take home our pre-printed submission sheet and return in by August 15th. Check out the contest rules below for more information about the contest and how to participate!
“WHAT I LEARNED AT RAYS” ARTWORK CONTEST – OFFICIAL RULES
Contest Period: Renton Area Youth and Family Services “What I Learn at RAYS” Artwork.
Contest begins: 12:00 a.m. PST on July 11, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on August 15, 2017.
Sponsor: Renton Area Youth & Family Services
Eligibility: “What I Learned at RAYS” Artwork Contest is open to current RAYS clients 18 years and under.
How to Enter the Contest: To enter, draw a picture on the front of this sheet that shows what you learned at RAYS and includes our name “RAYS” in the design. When you’re done, turn it in to our contest folder at the front desk. Only one submission per person. All entries must be original, and must not be a copy of any existing work. The back of the submissions must include: your first name and last initial, the name of the RAYS clinician or staff member with whom you work, and a parent/guardian signature. Submitted artwork will be displayed in the main lobby of the RAYS building – see additional release information below.
Prize: Three winners will be chosen based on their artwork submission. Awarded prizes Target gift card: 1st prize – $20, 2nd prize – $15, 3rd prize – $10.
Release: By entering the contest, hereby voluntarily and without compensation authorize and consent that Renton Area Youth and Family Services, its legal representatives, successors, or assigns, shall have the absolute right to copyright, publish, use, sell or assign any and all contest artwork or any part thereof, submitted on this date whether apart from or in connection with illustrative or written printed matter, story or news item, motion pictures, websites, social media channels or for any other lawful purpose whatsoever, in conjunction with my own or fictitious name, or in reproduction thereof in color or otherwise. I hereby waive all claims for any compensation for such use or for damages. I hereby waive any right I may have to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the advertising copy that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. I hereby warrant that I am of lawful age and have the legal capacity to contract in my own name in the above regard. I state further I have read the above authorization and release, prior to its execution, and that I am fully familiar with the contents thereof.
As the weather heats up, our minds begin to drift towards summer fun – long sun-filled days spent outside, swimming in Lake Washington, visiting with friends, BBQs, and summer camps. Our kids notice it most acutely as they start to wiggle in their classroom seats waiting for the final bell on the final day of school. Here at the agency, we tend to see less of our clients over the summer as families take vacations and the stress from the year melts away in the sun. Our staff doesn’t mind when things slow down – it gives us time to run a program that we look forward to each year:
We know that despite all the excitement that summer can bring, it can often be a boring time for many kids. Every year RAYS staff get together to create a selection of summer group activities for our clients and their families. It’s a chance for our families to get out of the house and take a break from boredom (and sometimes the heat). Through our Summer Activities, we strive to engage our clients in exercising their bodies and their brains with other kids their age that share their passions and interests.
We develop a new program each year and many groups are so popular that they come back again and again. Each group is run by a RAYS team member and is scheduled throughout the week to make it easier for families to attend multiple groups.
Here’s what we’re offering this year:
|Henry Moses Aquatic Center||“Dig it Up” Gardening Group||“Giggles & Wiggles” Group (4-6 yrs)||Sports Group (6-12 yrs)||“My Superhero Story” (6-10 yrs)||Creative Arts Group (8-12 yrs)|
|Teen Stress Reduction (12+ yrs)||Body Respect Group (12+ yrs)||“Write Your Guts Out” Creative Journaling Group (14+ yrs)||“Who’s Turn is it?” Board Game Group (14+ yrs)||Alphabet Soup – LGBTIQA (13-17 yrs)||Explore Seattle (14+ yrs)|
If you, your child, or your family are clients at RAYS and want to learn more about our Summer Activities Program, speak with your clinician at your next appointment. They can help you sign up!
In addition to our Summer Activities, we are so excited to again be a part of the Free Renton Summer Lunch Program! Monday through Friday from July 10th to August 18th, children ages 1-18 can stop by our downtown office between 12-1pm for a free lunch. You do not have to be a client or even register – just show up. We know it can be hard for some families when school lunches are no longer available. Let us help ease that burden so you can focus on other things this summer like fun in the sun!
To learn more about the Renton Summer Lunch Program visit http://rentonwa.gov/summerlunch/