Art of Growing Leaders

Teaching Artists Guild launches new online resource library

The Teaching Artists Guild recently launched Centering the Work, a new online crowd-sourced arts education and social justice repository celebrating best practices, practitioners and projects from all over the country to serve as beacons, inspirations and support for expanding the work from the margins to the mainstream. Centering the Work was spearheaded by members of the […]

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Sunrise/AGL students produce short film “Polluted World”

“Polluted World” is a short film written, directed and starring middle school students who participated in the Art of Growing Leaders (AGL) summer program at Sunrise of Philadelphia. AGL program students are tasked with using various art forms to carry forward their advocacy and activism as it relates to their chosen social action project. A preceding and key […]

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Let us walk! Youth address street harassment

Let Us Walk: Girls Against Street Harassment Over the spring (2016), through a partnership between the Art of Growing Leaders and the Camp Sojourner Girls’ Leadership Camp, a group of youth participants launched the “Let Us Walk” social action project using guerilla-style art and community activism to voice their thoughts and opinions on street harassment. As part of the […]

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What would you say to a police officer?

Guest Blog by Teaching Artists: Sara Graybeal, Rebeccah Ulm, and Kris Smith What would you say to a police officer? This is the question that middle school students at Southwark School have chosen to wrestle with for their creative action project as part of The Art of Growing Leaders (AGL) program. Beginning in October 2015, in partnership […]

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