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The Memory Project

posted Mar 30, 2018, 10:43 AM by Brandi Smith   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 10:43 AM ]

Licking Students Involved in “The Memory Project”!
Two advanced art students had the opportunity to be involved in the Memory Project.

Memory Project is a nonprofit that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges. Our students were from Haiti. The intent of the portraits is to help the children feel valued and important, to know that many people care about their well being, and to act as meaningful pieces of personal history in the future. For art students who participate, the project is intended to be an opportunity to creatively practice kindness and global awareness. To do this, the Memory Project receives photos of children and teens from global charities operating residential homes, schools, and care centers in a number of different countries every year. Memory Project then provided us with full-page color prints as well as digital copies of those photos, along with plastic sleeves to protect the finished portraits. Our students then created the portraits, and mailed them back to the Memory Project, and the Memory Project's staff members will hand-deliver them to their recipients. The girls did a great job, and we commend them for their willingness to brighten the life of a child!

Ashley and Madeline with their completed memory project portraits.