Kathryn Fairbanks

In Progress supporter and parent of In progress artists since 1994.  Educator, community advocate and school board member at the Bug O Nay Ge Shig School.


1. Considering all your experience with In Progress, what is one achievement that you personally are most proud of? Why is this achievement important to you? What does it represent?: Seeing my owns sons and my elementary students all grown up, sharing powerful messages.

2. What did it take for us at In Progress to achieve this accomplishment? What strengths do we have that helped us succeed?: Kris and the Board, their passion to help us heal our hurts through art.

3. What do you think makes In Progress unique? What 2-3 things are at our very core that make us stand out from other arts programs or youth development programs?: In Progress includes our youth in greater Minnesota and the urban areas. In Progress engages our youth to tell their stories whether for real life stories or dramas!

4. As you think about In Progress, what do you value most? What keeps you engaged here?: The In Progress family, we're family, no matter how many years ago or how far apart we are. We are empowering our youth.

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