Visual Arts Joins LEAP in Helping Local Students

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Picture from the LEAP Program


Submitted from The Artsation Newsletter, a publication from ASU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual Arts Department at Alabama State University has joined forces with MGM LEAPS (Learning and Enrichment Acceleration Program for our Students) to develop multiple art lesson plans for 200 K-2 and 3-5 grade students from Montgomery Public Schools.

“We are excited to be creating sculpture, ceramics and mixed media art lessons that focus on the theme of creativity and imagination,” said Nathaniel Allen, ASU Visual Arts Department Chair.

About MGM LEAPS Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Montgomery students in significant ways, increasing existing inequities and disrupting learning. The MGM LEAPS program is designed to support local students in their academic and social and emotional recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The MGM LEAPS program includes project-based learning centered around two theme-based units on Civil Rights History and the Arts, focusing on key foundational reading and math concepts aligned with Alabama standards. 

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