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.