Art Buddies, based in the Twin Cities, is a creative art mentor program for children. It is an after school program where volunteers are matched with a child and create a costume to foster creativity, imagination and confidence. I have had the joy of participating for two sessions. After weeks of creating with your art buddy, with donated supplies such as cardboard, fabric, and paper, they are able to show off their creation with a parade through the school. The school’s drum line sets the energy for the parade, it is a great joy to see all of the costumes and smiles.