art by kids supports school art programsIn the hard-hit city of Philadelphia, a former art curator Barbara Chandler Allen was disgusted by cutbacks to arts funding for students, especially because it so disadvantages the poorest schools where kids are most in need of positive outlets.

Lucky for the kids, Barbara stumbled onto a big idea after enlarging some of their art and realizing it was in high demand for the walls in office buildings.

She thought she could donate the art in exchange for hundreds of dollars that could be poured into art departments across the city.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from Jane Pauley)

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