Tag Archive: youth development

Above the Influence- Stories of Resilience

Once more, Connection Lab helped youth from the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Youth Coalition create a striking symbol from the national Above the Influence campaign. This year, the campaign’s arrow inside a… Continue reading

Grouting the Art Club Schoolyard Garden Pavers

In partnership with the school’s art teacher, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Groundwork Somerville, Connection Lab and the Argenziano School art club worked all year to make garden pavers inspired by Georgia O’Keefe.… Continue reading

The Stories that Money can Tell

We all know that money is powerful, but it’s not just because of its purchasing power that it is so important.  Money represents status, and on U.S. currency the people represented in the… Continue reading

Haggerty School Centennial Mosaic

Today the Haggerty School in Cambridge held a celebration of its hundredth anniversary! Thankfully, the collaborative mosaic that two second grade classes made with Connection Lab and the Beautiful Stuff Project was finished… Continue reading

Creative Snowflakes and Even More Creative Clothes

I am working with a very special class at the East Somerville Community School. With materials from the Beautiful Stuff Project I’m helping the class to make projects that they can hang from… Continue reading

Shine the Light Festival

As winter darkness sets in and my daughter asks every day at 4:30 “why am I staying up so late tonight?” Temple Shalom held a festival called Shine the Light to celebrate light… Continue reading

Youth Arts Arise

Arts at the Armory’s new program that offers free art classes for 11-16 year olds in Somerville is wrapping up its first season.  I taught the final three classes, teaching the kids to… Continue reading

Data Banners: quick visual storytelling

CHNA 17 (the community health network area that brings together public health initiatives from 6 communities) provided multi-year funding to five different youth health projects.  As the projects are nearing completion, the CHNA… Continue reading