Breaking news! We’re making a series of creating-at-home-and-school videos that are great for kids, families and teachers. During learning at home days or back in the classrooms we’ve got projects and prompts using recycled materials to share with you on YouTube! Come visit.
As I become more aware of the long standing injustices toward the Black and Brown community I want to be a part of the honest change that is necessary to move forward and heal . The whole C.O.Y.C. Board feels this way. We know creativity can help.
We find that reusing recycled materials in classrooms and during our art-at-lunch programs creates spaces where kids connect with one another. They find common focuses through the projects they make. Creating with basic materials like cardboard and paper is a level field of opportunity and inspiration. Everyone is equal in the eyes of creativity.
Creativity bonds. It is our goal that as kids spend time together through our program they focus on creativity, collaboration and connection. We hope that they embrace their differences and respect one another as individuals.
Exercising equality through respect is foundational. Spending time together making, problem solving and trouble shooting creates connection. It bonds them to one another.
At CReATE ON YOUR CAMPUS we believe that creativity lies within each and every human.
It is clear that there are obstacles to that truth being fully realized because not everyone is fully acknowledged.
In these heavy times we find ourselves in an ever deepening recognition of the expanse of inequity and racism toward Black Americans across the United States. Furthermore, we are connecting the dots in the broad reach of disparity and marginalization of many groups of Americans. This can no longer do. Lasting positive change is necessary for us to thrive as a country.
We as an organization have much work to do to learn and grow as part of the change needed in order to move forward into equality for all. We know in that in the space of equality every human’s creative core can be truly recognized and realized for all.