Partnerships broaden and deepen our mission. Many schools have partnered in unique ways as you will see below.We welcome school and community innovative partners who annually add new dimensions, creativity and excitement to the Project.
Many thanks to the schools and art educators who have worked with us over the years. The following are examples of recent educational partnerships:
Blue Ridge Elementary School, PA
For six years, 5th grade art club students created “Hexagon Houses” that were used as donation canisters for raising funds. These funds were raised for senior residents of the county living at poverty level and the funds were used to help defray the residents’ winter heating bills. In six years, five thousand dollars were raised to help these residents. Students located businesses that were willing to collect donations, following which students counted and organized the donations, for the cause.
Riverside High School, PA
High school students created ceramic hexagon canisters that were used for raising funds for Marley’s Mission, a non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, that have experienced trauma. In addition, Riverside Junior – Senior High School Participants of the Hexagon Project created ceramic Hexagon Donation boxes that were used for raising funds for Tracy’s Hope- a Hospice and Care Program for care and rescue of domestic animals.
Do Your P’Art Foundation, Chicago
In one of Hexagon Project’s largest school partnerships, 24 schools (12 from inner-city Chicago and 12 from suburbs) collaborated to create hexagon artworks that emphasized children’s commonalities and shared values. These were exhibited at the Common Threads Gallery, Chicago.
Tunkhannock Area High School & Keystone College
High school students from Tunkhannock Area High School created hexagon art works that expressed their heart-felt response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (Hexagons from the Heart). Pre-service teachers from Keystone College took these hexagons to children in a school affected by the earthquake as part of the Hexagon educational and community re-construction efforts. These children created hexagon artworks in response to high school students’ Hexagons from the Heart artworks, which were shown to the high school students, following which they created new hexagons based on their learning from the art exchange project.
North Pocono Intermediate School, PA
Five hundred elementary school children from North Pocono Intermediate School created hexagon artworks on their ideas of “peace in school” that were put together into two giant mandala art installations in collaboration and partnership with art educator Mousumi De, North Pocono High school student Assunta Anelli, special education and arts teachers at North Pocono Intermediate school and volunteer pre-service teachers at Keystone College. The mandalas are installed in the school library.