I met with the CEO and Program Director of SDYS last week to discuss hosting art classes for the at risk youth that they serve. I want to get programs going even before we open the art center. This will not be the only group that benefits from the Art Center. There will be many others and we plan to use technology to be able to reach anyone anywhere!
This is how I see it:
If you don't have a Mom or Dad, who is taking photos of you and documenting your life?
I want to do "About Me" pages/art with these kids. They can come to the Charity Wings Art Center and we can take their photo and print it if they like, then guide them through an "About Me" creative project.
Here is my "About Me" page today...
I think ideally it would be something like a scrapbook/art journal page/canvas, something like that. But I really want it to be something that they might keep through their life journey and be able to look back on when they are older.
Who knows what talent a child might discover if they just have the opportunity.
or what skill they might find for coping with the life they are living today.
But ultimately, i hope it will be something that they keep through their life journey and be able to look back on when they are older. I hope they will remember who they were today.
We learn so much when we look at where we came from. It reminds us how strong and resilient we really are.
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