This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Salem, Massachusetts, where a group of kids in the Torch Club is using art for social good.
Last year, the club took an art culture course, where the 10-12 year old members learned about art from all over the world. This year, they created a giant Guatemalan-style kite to benefit an organization that uses art for community development in Central America called ArtCorps. Taylor Nelson, the director of art and education for the Salem Boys and Girls Club and Torch Club, says:
“It’s easier to help the kids understand community service when you do it for someone you see,” she said. “But I think it’s more important for people you don’t see. I want to infuse ArtCorps’ idea that there’s a big world out there and art has a role in it.”
To read more about ArtCorps and the Torch Club, click here.
“Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness – both the ones you have received and the ones you have given – you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.” -Dawna Markova