Kids on the Go
About 60 special needs children showed off their artistic creations over the weekend to benefit "Kids on the Go," a therapeutic summer camp program that will be in St. Clair Shores this year. The artwork, showcased Saturday and Sunday, marked the first time the program has had an art exhibit, said Kristy Schena, Kids on the Go's executive director and founder. On Sunday, Kids on the Go held a reception to honor the young artists as well as raise money for the summer camp program and the art center. Prints and posters created by some of the children and Artist John Sauvé. The show was born from a partnership between Kids on the Go and the Sauvé Art Foundation, founded by Brighton-based sculptor John Sauvé, Schena said. Kids on the Go, an affiliate of St. John Community Health, provides therapy to children with special needs in a six-week program over the summer at no cost to their families. The children have developmental disabilities that include autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.