The Memory Portrait Project

Students in my art classes participate in the yearly “Memory Project” an international program that connects youth around the world through art to help build cultural understanding and international kindness. The project provides special handmade portrait art to children facing difficult challenges around the world. The mission statement by organizer Ben Schumacher states our goal perfectly:

Together we are using art to reach a distant destination: a kinder world in which all youth see themselves in one another regardless of differences in their appearance, culture, religion, or the circumstances of their lives.”

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