Make a difference in a child’s life by sharing your creativity.

Empower a child to take pride in who they are and what they can do by working with a creative person like you. By working with adults from diverse creative backgrounds and careers, children realize their own creative potential and that creativity is a valuable skill that can lead to success.

You’ll work one-on-one with your buddy alongside other buddy pairs during weekly after-school sessions. Over the course of 8- to 10-weeks, you’ll help your child create an imaginative costume and journal that reflect their unique interests, strengths and dreams.

At the end, you and your buddy will showcase your collaborative creation in a special presentation, professional photo shoot, and exciting costume parade through the school. Then celebrate the difference you made with fellow mentors at a volunteer after-party!

Learn more and apply at

Application deadline: Wednesday, September 20


E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 612.334.6004

Photo credit: Tom Strand

Contact Leadership

Amy Schleichert
Amy Schleichert
Director of Communications
A lifelong artist and emerging designer, Amy has been a member of AIGA since 2012, which is when she attended her first Portfolio 1-on-1 event as a college student. Since receiving her BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2013, she has worked as a graphic designer for Bōbiam, a retail merchandise company, the Minnesota Orchestra, a Grammy-Award winning orchestra, and is currently a designer at Sigma Beauty, an international cult cosmetic brand headquartered in Minnesota. Recognizing the need to be an active participant in the design community, Amy was nominated to serve as AIGA Minnesota’s Director of Communications. In this position, she maintains all chapter communications, and serves various working committees in order to best accomplish their individual goals.

In her free time, she enjoys sharpening her culinary skills, playing music, getting creative in the art studio, sweating it out at the gym, and exploring new places. She is also a big proponent of the Oxford comma and drinking a glass of red wine daily.