A Village Arts teen Volunteer: I’m 17 years old, and I volunteered at Village Arts from 2018 to 2019. My sister was also involved in VA productions. It was absolutely incredible to see the kids blossom and come out of their shells even after a short time. Village Arts gives kids the amazing and unique opportunity to express themselves wholeheartedly. It gives them a chance to explore the arts and their own individuality. Pam and John are two of the most hardworking and dedicated people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. They put their entire heart and soul into Village Arts. When I step outside my house, walk down my driveway, and look to the left, I can see the building where Village Arts lives. That’s how close we are, literally and figuratively. One of my fondest memories growing up was participating in and watching my sister and her friends in Pam’s productions. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like for kids in the future to be without the opportunity to have that experience.