About Our Founder

Regina G. Joseph

Executive Director/Founder

 

Regina Joseph created the Sapphire Butterflies Organization in 1999. She worked as an After School Consultant in a local school district for over 10 years teaching and mentoring young girls in the Arts.

 

She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a Christian that believes and teaches that GOD is the substance of everything that we do and who we are. Her passion is our youth and the Arts. Regina states that our youth is not only our future but they are our "today" and we as parents and the community we must act on saving our youth today.

Fewer public elementary schools are offering visual arts, dance and drama classes than a decade ago, a decline many attribute to budget cuts and an increased focus on math and reading. The percentage of elementary schools with a visual arts class declined from 87 to 83 percent. In drama, the drop was larger: From 20 percent to 4 percent in the 2009-10 school year. Arts classes are often among the first to be slashed and some students have stated they found out who they were because they were able to explore their identity in the visual arts and It validated who they were as individuals.


Kids have a natural tendency to play dress-up when young, and as they grow, they take a keen notice of fashion trends and want to imitate them. As kids become preteens, they become focused on appearance as a form of acceptance. Kids are exposed to the popular media culture, and fashion becomes very important at this age. There are many programs to engage your child in developing a fashion sense and in creating fashion and accessories and the year 2016, The Sapphire Butterflies will have a program such as that! Kids have a natural tendency to play dress-up when young, and as they grow, they take a keen notice of fashion trends and want to imitate them. As kids become preteens, they become focused on appearance as a form of acceptance. Kids are exposed to the popular media culture, and fashion becomes very important at this age. There are many programs to engage your child in developing a fashion sense and in creating fashion and accessories and the year 2016, The Sapphire Butterflies will have a program such as that!

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