Our first ArtJam was held at Mayslake Peabody Estate in Oak Brook in 2014. Sixty children, ages 8-15 participated. We served the public as well as an outreach to underserved children, partnering with another not for profit, ParentPower. Led by three professional artists, the sixty kids were split into three groups and rotated through dance, music and fine arts sessions. Parents were encouraged to participate and share the experience with their children. In addition to creating a beautiful, painted large canvas together, they all came away with a greater sense of confidence and the value of individuality, as well as accepting and supporting each other.