Lori Sherritt

Put a Poem in Your Pocket: Celebrate National Poem in Your Pocket Day with youthLEADarts Poets! 

Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the …

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Widening Circles: Britannia’s Youth Speak Through Their Art

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.” Rainer Maria Rilke At Britannia this week, our circles of self-knowledge, expression and community expanded. As one student concluded, “ I learned how to use my voice.” These voices now ripple beyond the classroom, can cross borders and be heard by communities …

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Pastel Self-Portraits and Life Lessons From a Loom: An Art-full Day for Young LEADers at Britannia

Art. The kind of magic that happens when a blank page becomes a celebration, when separate strands come together and are woven into something strong, magnificent and meaningful. Art is a great teacher. In the morning, the youth at Britannia, and the teachers too, learned from Quebec artist Deirdre Potash that it was OK to …

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LEADing With Words: youthLEADarts Poets at Britannia Elementary

Goosebumps. I get them when I experience something that moves me deeply. Today was a goosebump kind of day. Today marked the return of youthLEADarts artists to classrooms, in person. Today we got to once again sit in a circle, in ceremony with students and connect face to face, idea to idea, inspiration to inspiration…in …

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