Caroline Ford is awesome.

She started a powerful movement of young artists in her community known as the Young Artist Alliance. The group formed last year after the earthquake in Haiti. A special showcase held by the Alliance last spring brought in over $4,000 for Haiti. This past fall they raised 3,000 cans for the American Red Cross Food Pantry. Now Caroline and crew are up to something else.

Caroline heard about The Center for Courageous Kids. It’s an amazing place that provides a special camp experience for medically fragile children and their families. Caroline told the Bowling Green Daily News,

“The founder, Elizabeth Turner Campbell, wanted to provide sick children a place to feel normal and just be a kid. I never met her but after touring the camp, that’s what made me want to do the showcase,” she said. “It gave me goosebumps. I felt like I’d met her before. She really was an extraordinary person. She really does continue to bring joy to children. Her legacy is really inspiring. You can leave something behind and make a difference.”

This Saturday Caroline and friends are putting together something extremely special: The Showcase for the Center for Courageous Kids. This special event is presented by the Young Artist Alliance and Drobocky Orthodontics.

The students have lined up sponsorships and have already raised an impressive amount. Please read: a really impressive amount. We won’t reveal the total yet, because they’re not even done yet!

It’s never easy to put on anything this massive. So we say: Caroline, you’re an inspiration. The show hasn’t even started and we applaud you. Two young artists tomorrow night will receive the Young Artist Alliance’s Young Artist of the Year Award, which is given to young performers who are using their performances, talents and abilities to help make the community and/or world a better place. That’s incredible.

Thank you, Caroline, for leading a movement of creative worldchangers and for showing people, young and old, what kind of impact we can all make.

Live in the Bowling Green, KY area? We wish we did.
The Showcase for the Center for Courageous Kids presented by the Young Artist Alliance and Drobocky Orthodontics will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Arts Center. Tickets are $5.

UPDATE: The final amount raised was $12,139.52. Yes, you read that right.


  1. Kathy Perry:

    Way to go Caroline and the Young Artist Alliance. This is a fantastic event and a wonderful cause. I encourage all to attend. I will send this out to my clients.

    6:02 pm on May 6th, 2011
  2. Nettles:

    Hello friend,

    Caroline is so inspiring! When I was fourteen, I was doing nothing but lounging and eating nutter butters! … I still eat nutter butters.

    Your Friend,

    9:15 pm on May 6th, 2011
  3. Stefani:

    I’ve worked with a few prheograpoths but Rita is the best! What she didn’t write was that this was my second photoshoot for the same picture. For the first ones were with a different photographer, the lighting was a bit off and none of the pictures were particularly flattering. Rita flew in from Austin and bless her heart, all of her pictures were phenomenal. And they are exactly what I wanted. She told me what to do in order for a good picture, and she slightly altered a couple of things that I didn’t want in the picture (blurring a wrinkle never hurt anybody!). And she tried a few different color schemes which was very cool. Thanks Rita for the fantastic job. Highly recommended!

    4:19 am on September 13th, 2012
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  6. Yunie:

    Wow gorgeous pthoos. What a job you have. Looks like so much fun (though I know your artistry takes a lot of skill and talent). Caroline and Stefan must have had fun. Thanks for sharing these pthoos lovely!

    4:51 am on December 18th, 2015

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