Manny Padda is an entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist.
"My parents have always believed that education is the most powerful tool to overcome systemic barriers, which is why I have made it my personal mission to educate over one million children worldwide.
When I found out that 65% of the jobs our children will end up doing doesn't even exist yet, it reinforced my belief that creativity is more important now than ever. We need to cultivate creative, adaptive thinkers to help kids navigate the unknown. I believe that art in schools is a direct way to provide them with these skills.
This is why I am supporting ArtStarts and why I will personally match up to $10,000 on all new monthly donors before December 31, 2018 for the entire year."
Become a monthly donor before December 31, 2018 and your donation will be doubled for an entire year!
Grade 12 Student & ArtStarts Monthly Donor
"I went to an elementary school that encouraged arts-based learning, and one year we came to ArtStarts on a field trip to visit the Gallery. My understanding of art and creativity expanded that day. This is why I know that art in education is so powerful. It allows us to truly understand the material we’re learning. When I have to create something in order to show what I’ve learned, it requires way more depth of understanding and applied knowledge than memorizing a textbook and repeating questions.
This type of learning is why I feel confident in my ability navigate through whatever comes after graduation and I want more kids to feel this way.”