The AOC Foundation, INC seeks to build a community of partners that are committed to empowering children around the world. We seek to provide FREE performing arts opportunities for youth who are orphans, refugees, or living in extreme poverty. Our goal is to liberate a generation of young people who may feel helpless through arts and literacy education.
LeJon April Payne (LA), International Service Organizer, and Summer Blackmon, and Shanequa National Service Organizer represent The Art of Confidence (AOC). While LA organizes trips to Africa 3 times a year to help children in orphanages and schools in poverty, Summer organizes the national service projects such as book and clothing drives, school partners, volunteers, and Donations.
The purpose of The Art of Confidence (AOC) is to use the Fine Arts as a pathway to create a multifaceted individual who exudes confidence in every aspect of their life. We seek to create a foundation in our students that will enable them to be resilient in any chosen career path or journey they embark upon. We believe that confidence is necessary in order to be successful.
The AOC began in 2011 as a performing arts alliance in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal of the AOC was to provide opportunities for members of the Atlanta community to get on the stage and express themselves. Since then, the AOC has evolved into a non-profit organization that seeks to provide performing arts and educational opportunities to children who are less fortunate, around the world.
The mission of the AOC is to make an impact on the world through the ARTS by giving students the opportunity to perform and showcase their talent and strengths! We seek to be valuable members of the cultural community through outreach, philanthropy, and volunteering.