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International art writing program

International Art and Writing Program

The International Art Project provides opportunities for youth around the world to connect with peers and creatively express their versions of a universal theme through production and sharing of visual art. Through the arts, children improve their understanding of words and concepts critical for literacy — building vocabulary and expanding comprehension. These experiences are specifically designed to enrich literacy work and encourage a love of learning for life.

We trusted that if we could connect students facing challenges in Detroit to children facing challenges in other countries, then all of the students would feel empowered through personal connection. From the seeds of this endeavor, we created the International Art and Writing Program, which gave a voice to children living in difficult circumstances around the world. Through their creativity and their words, we are blessed by their wisdom.

The 2020 Program theme is: Courage

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2019 Participants: Kindness Theme

Detroit and Taylor, Michigan
Shanghai, China
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Queretaro, Mexico
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