Send Kyra to Art School!

My name is Kyra Kile, and I am a digital artist. I have been doing this semi-professionally for almost 10 years. I've created book covers, advertisements, logos, and so much more but my passion is in animation. My mother is an author, and she tells stories. I'd love to bring these stories to life visually and animation is the most cost effective way to do this. There are many other writers I know who have stories to tell that would make wonderful cinematic creations. I've done animation on a self taught level, but now I would like to raise the bar. 

The prestigious Kansas City Art Institute has given me a generous scholarship to study animation, but I will be short $9,000 the first semester. After that, grants and other scholarships kick in and my school will be covered. I just need to make it through the first semester. I'm doing whatever jobs I can to raise this money. I'm selling off everything I don't need. I'm also turning to my family and friends for help with a GoFundMe. If you can kick in a few extra dollars to help me pay for this first semester, it would mean a lot to me. If you don't have anything to spare, don't worry. Neither do I! Just sharing on your social media is a huge help. I am working on an animated short right now, and every donor who has helped me get to KCAI will be listed with my sincere thanks.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to share this snippet of mine. I know I will make this happen, no matter what. There is always a way if there's enough determination, and I am determined. One day I will be sharing new worlds with animation. I hope you will help me get there. Thank you.


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    • $15 
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    • $20 
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Kyra Kile 
Independence, MO
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