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I started a mini-art gallery at a school that had severe gang and graffitti
problems a number of years ago. Many teachers told me not to do this, that the
kids would destroy it. As a result of this attitude, almost nothing ever went
up around the school before I was there. I did it anyway, but I did it with
the children. I made it their space. I had them come up with a name for the
gallery. I had student volunteers put up the art work. I asked all the
students tell anyone who wasn't in art class about it.
Soon students were bringing other student over to the display to show them
what they were doing in art. This display became an only source of pride and
sucess at this school for many children.
Dont get rid of the display, whatever you do. Get the kids involved in it, and
I think you will see a difference.....................my two cents
worth......Dawn in Tucson