Young Artists at Work!
Our team was honored to have the chance to provide young students with the chance to build their creativity by providing markers, crayons and colored pencils to a classroom in need.
Inner-city children often are left out when it comes to the basic elements of education. Like all young minds, they’re inquisitive and want to know more about the world around them. Helping these students reach their goals of learning, reading and bringing ideas to life is at the heart of our Winter 2020 campaign, “Making Lasting Memories Through Creativity.”
Ms. Jackson teaches a class of 60 students from 3rd through 5th grade at an elementary school in Detroit. Her students embarked on a project focused on reading and understand stories about places and things they have neither been to, seen, nor have any comprehension of the surroundings behind the story. Her goal was to help them create and illustrate their own stories to better understand the relationship between pictures and stories.
As with many inner-city classrooms, funding for basic supplies is seldom available for Ms. Jackson, so as the teacher, she’s forced to buy them to have something for children to use. This project helped to provide her and the children the necessary tools for learning and creating their own published story with illustrations.
Check out the photos below of the young artists bringing their creativity to life!