I AM ART Oasis 2017

[vc_row attached=”true”][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box padding_vertical=”40″ padding_horizental=”50″ margin_bottom=”0″ min_height=”400″][mk_fancy_title color=”#454545″ size=”20″ force_font_size=”true” size_tablet=”25″ size_phone=”20″ font_weight=”400″ font_style=”normal” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” animation=”fade-in”]I AM ART is a program of Athentikos that gathers artists and at-risk youth to explore personal stories together, process pain through creative arts, and resolve conflict through God’s greater story of redemption.[/mk_fancy_title][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box margin_bottom=”40″ min_height=”300″ bg_color=”#dd3333″ bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider][mk_font_icons icon=”mk-li-paper-plane” color=”#ffffff” size=”large” margin_horizental=”10″ margin_vertical=”10″ align=”center” animation=”top-to-bottom”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h3″ color=”#ffffff” size=”25″ force_font_size=”true” size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”25″ font_weight=”bold” font_style=”normal” txt_transform=”capitalize” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”Rubik” font_type=”google” align=”center”]Register.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_button dimension=”flat” corner_style=”full_rounded” url=”#registration” align=”center” margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”0″ bg_color=”#ffffff” btn_hover_bg=”#99b998″ text_color=”dark” btn_hover_txt_color=”#ffffff”]Click Here to Register[/mk_button][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box min_height=”300″ bg_color=”#578fbf” bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider][mk_font_icons icon=”mk-li-settings” color=”#ffffff” size=”large” margin_horizental=”10″ margin_vertical=”10″ align=”center” animation=”top-to-bottom”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h3″ color=”#ffffff” size=”25″ force_font_size=”true” size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”25″ font_weight=”bold” font_style=”normal” txt_transform=”capitalize” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”Rubik” font_type=”google” align=”center”]How it Works.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_button dimension=”flat” corner_style=”full_rounded” url=”https://athentikos.com/iamart/#more” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”0″ bg_color=”#ffffff” btn_hover_bg=”#29363c” text_color=”dark” btn_hover_txt_color=”#ffffff”]Learn More[/mk_button][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][mk_custom_box min_height=”300″ bg_color=”#7bb237″ bg_stretch=”true”][mk_padding_divider][mk_font_icons icon=”mk-icon-question-circle” color=”#ffffff” size=”large” margin_horizental=”10″ margin_vertical=”10″ align=”center” animation=”top-to-bottom”][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h3″ color=”#ffffff” size=”25″ force_font_size=”true” size_tablet=”20″ size_phone=”25″ font_weight=”bold” font_style=”normal” txt_transform=”capitalize” margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”Rubik” font_type=”google” align=”center”]Got Questions?[/mk_fancy_title][mk_button dimension=”flat” corner_style=”full_rounded” url=”https://athentikos.com/iamart/forum/english/” target=”_blank” align=”center” margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”0″ bg_color=”#ffffff” btn_hover_bg=”#99b998″ text_color=”dark” btn_hover_txt_color=”#ffffff”]Ask A Question.[/mk_button][/mk_custom_box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”16″ force_font_size=”true” font_family=”none”]

For ages 11 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_tabs container_bg_color=”#ffffff”][vc_tab title=”Overview” tab_id=”1450390993565-9-8″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_fancy_title size=”16″ font_family=”none”]I AM ART Oasis 2017 is a 10 day trip to Guatemala to transform pain into purpose through creative arts.[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_icon_box icon=”mk-icon-calendar” title=”DATES” icon_color=”#7c7c7c” icon_circle_color=”” box_blur=”false”]Friday, Nov 24, 2017 – Sunday, Dec 3, 2017[/mk_icon_box][mk_icon_box icon=”mk-li-pinmap” title=”LOCATION” icon_color=”#7c7c7c” box_blur=”false”]Guatemala City, Guatemala.[/mk_icon_box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

The 10 day I AM ART trip includes:

  • 2 days of team building and creative exploration
  • 5 days of teaching workshops at an art camp
  • Art Show with the community
  • Sight seeing
  • Optional 3-day excursion to Lake Atitlan

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  • Friday – Travel to Guatemala and spend the night in Antigua, a 500 year old Spanish Colonial City surrounded by three volcanoes.
  • Saturday – Get to know team members, explore, and spend another night in Antigua
  • Sunday – Travel to the I AM ART Camp location, meet with local leaders, and prepare the facility for the week-long camp
  • Monday-Thursday – Attend large group sessions, Teach small group session workshops to at-risk youth, and spend time with Artist Team Members from North America and Guatemala
  • Friday – Teach a final small group workshop session, prepare for a celebratory art show and visit the surrounding community to get a cultural understanding of the children’s lives
  • Saturday – Celebrate the week’s achievement in an Art Show with youth and community and spend the afternoon sightseeing in Guatemala City
  • Sunday – Return home or travel on an optional excursion to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

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Kids Alive’s Oasis Ministry in Guatemala


Athentikos has partnered with Oasis since 2015.

Oasis is a community of family-style homes for Guatemalan girls. At Oasis, the Kids Alive staff works with government authorities to provide a safe haven for girls who have been rescued from dangerous environments. These girls are in court-ordered protective custody and all come with the deep scars of exploitation. Sadly, Guatemala ranks among the worst countries for violence against women and girls.

Here the girls live in family units with Guatemalan Christian house parents. They attend school – many for the first time – and have access to trauma-focused therapy to help heal their emotional wounds. They receive legal support as they face custody hearings and criminal proceedings against aggressors. And most importantly, they are introduced to and surrounded by news of the transforming, healing love of Jesus.

Within Oasis is a specialized program focused on caring for child-moms and their babies. “La Arquilla” provides specialized care to young girls, usually pre-teens, pregnant as a result of abuse, and also for their babies as soon as they are born. Typically arriving in crisis, these traumatized girls receive excellent medical, nutritional, and post-partum care as they navigate life simultaneously as a child and a mother. They receive all the normal Oasis services, as well as the benefit of onsite day care for their babies while they continue their much-needed education.

Casa Ester is a program born from a need to provide safe transitional housing for girls who grew up at Oasis. Although our legal responsibility may end when girls reach 18, our spiritual and moral responsibility is still alive and well! Located on a separate campus in San Lucas, Casa Ester provides supervised independent living. A young lady from Oasis must have a life plan and letters of recommendation in order to enter the program, where she will learn important life skills and receive ongoing Christian discipleship. In this safe, supportive atmosphere, young women continue their education, practice independence, and learn spiritual dependence on Jesus to guide their futures.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_gmaps link=”#E-8_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”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab icon=”mk-moon-binoculars” title=”Leaders” tab_id=”1450324343999-8-0″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mk_employees column=”2″ count=”3″ order=”ASC” orderby=”post__in” employees=”4880, 8022, 6260″ box_blur=”false”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab icon=”mk-moon-brain” tab_id=”1450297040-2-9″ title=”Training”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Prior to the trip, Athentikos will meet with you personally and in community with other I AM ART team members to equip you with everything you need to use creativity in mission including:

  • Explore your story and evaluate how it connects to the Greater Story
  • Understand the cultural and spiritual context of the trip
  • Introduce you to other like-minded creatives from North America and Guatemala to foster community
  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan using our media and crowd-funding platform
  • Promote your trip through strategic social media
  • Prepare lesson plans for a 5 day workshop using our curriculum guide
  • Research and pre-produce stories for short documentaries
  • Select the right media gear for international production
  • Pack strategically for a short-term vision trip

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_image src=”https://athentikos.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/DSC07088.jpg” image_width=”500″ lightbox=”true” crop=”false”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab icon=”mk-moon-megaphone” title=”Fundraising” tab_id=”1450297924430-2-9″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Athentikos is a 501c3 non-profit and can accept tax-deductible donations on your behalf. In addition, all I AM ART team members are offered a personal crowd-funding campaign similar to Kickstarter through our web site. We’ll coach you through the fundraising process and provide the resources you need to communicate your opportunity to grow and serve, including our films about Guatemala.

Every team member who has wanted to join an I AM ART trip has been able to raise funding to cover costs. You do not have to pay for the trip out of your pocket. If you have questions, please contact us.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][mk_padding_divider size=”20″][mk_fancy_title color=”#393836″ size=”18″ font_weight=”bold” font_style=”inhert” margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none”]

Example of Connect Crowdfunding Campaign

[/mk_fancy_title][mk_image src=”https://athentikos.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/connect_campaign_example_top.jpg” image_width=”600″ lightbox=”true” custom_lightbox=”https://athentikos.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/connect_campaign_example.jpg” crop=”false”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tab][vc_tab icon=”mk-icon-money” title=”Cost” tab_id=”1450300946603-4-4″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Total Cost = Registration Fee + Trip Fee + Airfare
You don’t have to pay for this out of pocket.
Athentikos assists you in fundraising as a 501c3 non-profit.


$100 – EARLY BIRD (Register by May 1, 2017)
$300 – REGULAR (Register by June 1, 2017
$500 – LATE (Register by September 1, 2017)

$1000 ($800 for IAA Alumni)

Average airfare in the fall is $750. You can also use airline miles.

NOTE: Total cost must be submitted before airfare is purchased.

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  • Equipping and Mentoring
  • Fundraising Platform
  • Food & lodging for 7 days during camp
  • Transportation in country
  • Insurance
  • Admin fee

Team members are responsible for:

  • Airfare (varies depending on location of origin – average is $750)
  • 6 Meals in Antigua, Guatemala during team building weekend (as low as $5 to $10 /each).
  • Materials needed for Creative Workshops (Athentikos provides basic materials, cost for specialized materials varies. Special materials may be donated or personally provided).
  • Background Check (cost varies – as low as $30 through our program. Potentially free if you have a background check completed by local law enforcement.)
  • Optional excursion to Lake Atitlan is approximately $200 and includes
    • Transportation
    • Lodging for 3 nights
    • Breakfast
    • Boat Ride
    • Admin

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