Can art help a neglected child or teen on the other side of the world feel special?
It can. Just ask the seven Lynbrook High School National Art Honor Society students who participated in the Memory Project last year. Through the initiative, they created portraits in the form of drawings, paintings or digital art for children and teens in foreign countries who have been neglected, orphaned or disadvantaged. This is the sixth year that Lynbrook High School students have worked with this organization.
NAHS advisor Michael Kunz recently received an email from the Memory Project informing him that the students' portraits had arrived in Honduras. To view a video of the Honduran children enjoying their portraits, click here.
“Thanks so much to all of you for being part of the Memory Project,” Ben Schumaker, founder and director of the Memory Project, wrote in an email to Mr. Kunz. “You have given the kids unique gifts to last a lifetime. I hope you'll be involved again!”
More photos of the Honduran children receiving the artwork can be viewed at the following link: www.memoryproject.org/Honduras-MichaelKunz.zip.