Creating Memories for Youth in Mexico

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Fifteen talented art students were recently selected to participate in a service-learning activity known as the Memory Project for children living in Mexico.

Under the direction of art teachers Jenique Nijboer and Jill Forie, the students worked for three months to create individual portraits of children and teens from Mexico who have been orphaned, neglected or disadvantaged in some way.

The students made the portraits by working off of photographs and using a variety of media, including paint, pencil and digital design.

The artwork was mailed along with the student-artists’ photos to the children earlier this month.