Being a middle school student, it is sometimes difficult to find your place in a community. At our school, we want to hear from our students, but also encourage them to act on their beliefs; to get involved. By asking student artists to share their thoughts, we hope to spark richer expression, a clearer opportunity to have one's voice heard, and an overall empowerment that might otherwise be denied or overlooked. Young people need to have an outlet. The Inside/Out Project can give them a platform and ask them to be brave.
* This year we have several student artists who have organized a group action within our larger group action. Twenty-one Eighth graders will mobilize to install their photos on the large, glass windows of our school building. They will be addressing the gender pay gap and inequity that exists in the work force, sports, and in other realms. The project will feature each of these students with a percentage marked on their hand or face. This number represents what fraction each different sub-group makes in comparison to a white male. We couldn't be more proud of these students for taking on such a controversial, relevant topic.