Nia Educational Consulting’s H.O.P.E. Art Project Healing Our children through Poetic Expressions and Art
The mission of The H.O.P.E. Art Project is to help children express deep emotions through writing, develop their literacy skills, and make meaningful connections with their community. The H.O.P.E. Art Project seeks to help children grow the confidence, drive, and determination to positively contribute to society.
How does it work? Nia Educational Consulting works with teachers to develop a thematic writing unit. Throughout this unit:
Teachers receive professional development in best practices for literacy instruction and strategies to get children engaged in school
Children are exposed to and compose various forms of writing
Children are encouraged to express themselves in their writing
Children are expected to read from various genres to enhance vocabulary
Community leaders visit the classroom to discuss numerous topics
At the conclusion of the unit, the students’ writings are given to local artists ranging from high school students, to college students, to professional artists. The artists then interpret the writing into some form of artwork. The culminating event is an art show that serves as a fundraiser for the project and the school. If possible, the art exhibit then travels to different galleries throughout the city.
Nia Educational Consulting has been conducting the H.O.P.E. Art Project at various schools since 2008.
Scuola Vita Nuova H.O.P.E Art Project fundraiser - 8th Grade Students