Allison McAtee has been a proud supporter of the Art of Elysium, which enriches the lives of critically ill children through programs for hospitalized youth. She regularly visits Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and participates in the Art of Elysium’s Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Media/Theater and Arts-Based Self-Esteem Programs. Allison is also a part of Elysium Esteem (Girl Talk) which empowers pre-teen and teen girls teaching them positive psychosocial skills to cope with chronic illness or physical disfigurements that set them apart from their peers.
The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 that works to make art a catalyst for social change. This full circle model promotes creative services between the arts community and communities in need throughout Los Angeles and New York City. For volunteer artists, providing opportunities to utilize their talents in service reinvigorates their unique creative footprint while providing a deep sense of fulfillment. For those in need, participation in the arts promotes empowerment, learning and emotional relief.
Young Storytellers, formerly the Young Storytellers Foundation, is an arts education non-profit operating primarily in Los Angeles.
Young Storytellers currently serves elementary, middle, and high school students in Southern California, including the cities of Los Angeles, Culver City, Santa Monica and Burbank. Young Storytellers targets Title 1 schools; these are schools and school districts with the highest concentrations of poverty in which academic performance tends to be low and the obstacles to raising performance are the greatest. The program improves writing, literacy, and self confidence.
Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. For Love 146 the hope of ending it is a reality. The group is helping grow the movement to end child trafficking all the while providing effective thoughtful solutions. Love 146 believes in the power of love and its ability to affect sustainable change. The group’s mantra is “Love is the foundation of our motivation.”