In 2001 Tom and I formed Blue Sky Institute, a non-profit educational organization. We wrote and developed a music curriculum where we taught adolescents traditional folk songs and prepared a show that was presented at several area rest homes and care centers.
We have also provided materials and instruction for teaching children how to make native-style flutes out of pvc pipe. We hope to continue offering this program as the opportunities arise.
We just found out that we have been granted permanent 501(c)(3) status as a tax exempt organization. We hope this will give us more leverage when applying for grants. We have applied for several grants and have not been awareded any.
We also offer the service of promoting locally owned, socially conscious businesses atBlue Sky Alternatives.