After Hurricane Sandy had come and gone, the founders of Arts in Parts saw how the community in the hard-hit Rockaways came together to solve problems creatively and help each other survive and recover. They also saw a need for more opportunities for this kind of creativity and positive community engagement for youth in the area. From these two ideas came Arts in Parts, a year-round Sunday workshop series as well as a four-week summer camp. Funded through Kickstarter and community supporters, this free and open grassroots program combines exploration of the environment with artistic creations. The kids participating in this program have a blast getting in touch with, learning from, and contributing to the world around them.