My students need paint and high-quality paper for their art!
My students live in West Baltimore where crime and drugs are prevalent. They are intelligent and extremely artistic, but the Baltimore City Public Schools system's budget has been frozen for art supplies.
Our school exists at a corner of the city that has been stereotyped for low achievement and failure.
Inside, sunflower seeds and mouse feces lace the floor, and the smell of marijuana drifts through the air from the various bathrooms and stairwells. This is a tough place to come from, but still my students are determined to succeed.
Being in the art room and using their hands to create is what keeps students in school. Creating art is a way of healing and recovering from trauma, and my students deserve the best. With your donation, we will be able to continue to fill our school with art and exploration of who we are as teenagers in this city.
The budget for art supplies has been frozen. How will my students grow as artists with no paper or paint? My students are extremely talented, but they lack the tools necessary to fully engage with materials as artists.
We are asking for drawing paper, various types of paint, and watercolor paper to be used in Mrs. Porter's classes with middle and high school students.
These devastating budget cuts are taking away from creative spaces that often keep youth in schools.
With your contribution, a child will be able to create works of art that revolve around the ideas of identity, social justice, and natural landscapes on high quality paper to be displayed in the school and community. Help us order supplies for our classes to grow as young artists and future leaders of Baltimore City!
The youth of Baltimore City are our future. They deserve to be lifted up and invested in.
Help us bring life to our learning space, and promote pride in students and our community with their Art! Help our students have pride in their school, and to recognize their positive accomplishments through Visual Arts.
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