Agency by Design: Student Agency through the Arts

at Oakland International High School

Funded by the dedicated AOK Community

The $5,000 Laurie Pitman Award will allow Agency by Design to integrate culturally responsive Art/Maker experiences into all 9th and 10th grade Advisory classes, reaching 200 students! The majority of the students reached have had educations disrupted by migration and/or violence. The AbD curriculum is designed to give these students the visual arts concepts they’ve missed, provide an artistic outlet for trauma, and utilize visual arts as a way to expand English language acquisition.

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