SEL Awardee

Emilie Young

Doris Henderson Newcomers School
Guilford County Schools
Greensboro, NC
“Our program, a collaboration between Newcomers School in Greensboro, North Carolina and The Art Therapy Institute in Carrboro, North Carolina, explores the therapeutic power of visual arts as support for newly arrived immigrants and refugee students. We will work with eight groups of elementary and middle school ESL students for eight weeks at a time in the art classroom and draw upon the expertise of art therapists from The Art Therapy Institute to help students explore their emotions and express themselves in a safe environment. At the end of our program we will showcase student art created within our program in a community exhibition.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Middle School, New Arrivals, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban