An earlier version of this article first appeard in our October 2017 Back to School Newsletter.
Art can engage kids and adults alike in self-care – in physical activity, mental health, and personal safety. As clearer and crisper air seems to finally be arriving in NYC, Creative Art Works will be continuing, and in some cases expanding, many of our successful programs in Active Design and Mental Health by Design.
CAW Program Director Daniel Bergman recently spent a morning considering design and its impact on student health at FitKids 2017. Hosted by our friends at the at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, the half-day symposium brought together “a cohort of leaders across education, health and design to share ideas and strategies for creating quality, active, and playful spaces in schools and surrounding communities.”
For more information on how to partner with Creative Art Works on a participatory, youth-driven active design project in your school, please contact Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.