Do the Write Thing/Picture my World
About the Program
Hygienic Art’s Do The Write Thing/Picture My World program is a creative after school literacy program in a safe environment where students are able to expand their literary proficiency by learning with writers, tutors and artists at the Hygienic Galleries and Art Park. The program enriches literary education of students most affected by the lack of creative after-school opportunities. The project reaches beyond the school day and inspire students to better themselves, to raise their own standards in regard to their academic achievements and will inevitably benefit the community of New London as a whole. Do The Write Thing/Picture My World directly impacts the community and quality of life for at-risk middle school children.
The benefits of Do The Write Thing/Picture My World :
- Increasing Literacy
- Increasing School Attendance
- Raising student test scores
- Preparing students for college
- Increasing individual student self-esteem
- Reducing office referrals
This project utilizes the talents of Ms. Nancy Rodgers as Program Director and lead instructor as well as drawing upon the talents of visual and performing artists in the New London area and tutors from Connecticut College. Do The Write Thing/Picture My World is made possible by the generous assistance of the Community Foundation of Southeast CT, The Bodenwein Fund, Liberty Bank, Dime Bank, City of New London (CDBG).