The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth

Monroe Clark PhotoCity Students Present to the Wellness Council

The student’s participating in The AjA Project’s PhotoCity Club at Monroe Clark Middle School presented to the school’s Wellness Council last Thursday. The Council- which consists of school administration, healthcare providers, youth advocates, parents, volunteers, and students- listened while PhotoCity students spoke about the successes and challenges they’ve faced this semester. A beautiful brochure outlining the school’s new recycling initiative was unveiled, which students provided all content and photographs for. In an effort to garner additional school administration and parent support, students described their hard work toward revamping a defunct garden on campus and their ideas to propose that an art wall be created. By sharing their photographs and words with city, school and government officials, student voices are becoming an integral part of cooperative solution-making efforts.

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