This was a 2016 Be The Change Award submission written by Scott Mikesh, Executive Director of Art Buddies
Mark Larson from Art Buddies
Mark started volunteering with Art Buddies in 2004 and has volunteered as a creative mentor for every program season-18 seasons to date, working one-on-one with 18 children. He arrives two hours early for every session to help setup our art room and supplies before the other 40+ volunteers and kids arrive, and stays late to help clean up. He has also donated and installed shelving in our storage areas at two schools to help organize and store our many art supplies and art projects. Mark has gone above and beyond for 11 years and is always dependable and willing to help however he can. He is a true asset to our program and his passion and commitment to Art Buddies are immeasurable.