4th Annual International Women's Day Award winners (Left to Right):Animal Welfare: Abigail Smith, Chief Animal Services Officer, City of AustinHumanitarian: Diana Claitor, Cofounder and Director of Texas Jail ProjectEnvironment: Brandi Clark Burton, Founder of Austin EcoNetwork
International Women's Day handmade box and bracelet.
The Beyond Batten Foundation has enlisted the talents of country music superstarKeith Urban to help raise money for and awareness of the cause they hold so dearto their hearts. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Urban is headlining theorganization’s annual fundraiser on February 10th at ACL Live at The MoodyTheater. “Date Night with Keith Urban"
Their core youth program, which recruits from Austin area high schools, employstwenty-four high school aged interns each spring and summer to work on the 3.5acre farm in east Austin.
They spend their mornings working and their afternoons taking professionaldevelopment workshops based on Urban Roots' four pillars: Food Justice,Sustainable Agriculture, Life and Job Skills, and Healthy Lifestyles
Young people emerge from the program with knowledge about composting, insects,farming, nutrition, food access, cooking and more, and they've gained the publicspeaking skills needed to educate other young people and adults about whatthey've learned.
A super cool example of something Project LOOP and its kids and partners havedone that you might have seen so far: that totally tubular, seven foot-highskate ramp built by kids (assisted by University of Texas architecture studentsand under the guidance of Cary Jackson of California Ramp Works and owner ofBrown Skateboards Chris Carrasquillo) as seen at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Another epic shot of the Project LOOP ramp at Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Executive Director Brent Humphreys works with Taylor Wade on the transitionpieces for the Fun Fun Fun Fest 6 half pipe.
LOOP student Abner Rincon learns scrren printing from Jaime Cervantes as theywork on the 62nd Annual Rodeo Poster.
13 year old LOOP member Carson Wade receives a surprise award from Bobby Parkerof SUNDAY bikes for his unrivaled hard work abd dedication.
Project LOOP on a field trip to SUNDAY bikes in Austin, Texas.
Project LOOP field trip with Dean of Architecture at The University of Texas,Kevin Alter.
Project LOOP field trip to SST Records in Taylor, Texas.
Logan Beyhl of SUNDAY Bikes working with Carson & Taylor Wade
Carson Wade, Taylor Wade, Zeke Leslie and THS Art Teacher Nathan Gray learningfrom Logan Beyhl of SUNDAY Bikes.
LOOP students work in a branding exercise with REM Creative Cirector ChrisBilheimer presented by Progress Coffee.
Partnering with folks and organizations who are passionate about what they doand sharing it with others, Project LOOP will get kids active in the creativeworld and offer them the chance to gain experience, knowledge and confidence.Seen here is a recent project partnered with Progress Coffee.
Project LOOP's founder, Brent Humphreys, is an internationally-recognized,extraordinarily-talented photographer who's worked with such clients as ESPN,ESQUIRE, Field & Stream, The New York Times, WIRED and more.
Tom Brown Art + Design out of Vancouver, CA, is responsible for Project LOOP'sbranding. He's even done a few cyber classrooms with kids.