CoachArt’s mission is to create a transformative arts and athletics community for families impacted by childhood chronic illness.
CoachArt is a non-profit organization offering free lessons in the arts and athletics to children impacted by chronic illness, ages 5-18. Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.
We partner with talented volunteers and arts/athletics programs to offer lessons in music, art, yoga, photography, dance, soccer - and more! Our CoachArt team matches each individual child with our volunteers and program partners, who provide 8 week lessons in a shared activity of choice.
by Elizabeth D. from Danville, CA
I first joined CoachArt as a way to share my skills and get involved having just moved to the Bay Area. I couldn't have imagined the feeling of gratitude I would experience during my time volunteering with CoachArt. I began my lessons with a 13 year old boy and his family in February this year and we have so much FUN together. We've completed one round (8 weeks) of cooking lessons and now we are a couple weeks into our second round. I don't even pay much attention to the 8 weeks - I just look forward to going! His family has been so kind and loving, welcoming me into their home, and he has learned so much, shown excitement (as much as a 13 year old can lol) about the dishes we cook, and offered so much input, suggestion and creativity towards the recipes. It's been a life-changing experience for me and I have made friends with a wonderful family that I hope to stay in touch with. Thank you CoachArt!!