More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Say Cheeeeese! Cameras in the Classroom!
Help me give my students the opportunity to capture moments in time so that they may use them to advance their creativity in a million different directions!
Our school is located in the heart of Chicago's Little Village neighborhood. It's a neighborhood of hard working people and close-knit families.
Students at Octavio Paz arrive to school each morning asking creative questions, making observations, and ready to dive into learning.
A majority of Paz students come from low income households. Most of them speak two languages and many of them have experienced trauma in their lives. These students face many challenges and hurdles, but they continue to work hard and exhibit such creativity in their work. I am so proud of everything they do and they deserve to have all of the positive experiences that life has to offer!
This classroom set of digital cameras will serve my students in multiple ways. For one, the cameras will allow me to expand my students' art education into the world of photography and video. Students will also be able to use the cameras to take photos of the world around them that they can then use as source material for drawings, rather than relying on other peoples' images from magazines or the internet. My students can craft their photos in the exact way their imagination visualizes. They can use their photographs in collages and presentations. Having the cameras would be an excellent way to broaden the art education my students so richly deserve!
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