Art and Loss

Julius, a bright, enthusiastic student who joins us for Wednesday ceramics, expressed to me that his dog Gracie was most likely going to die soon. Unprompted, he continued to explain that Gracie was lethargic and wasn’t getting better. Julius had made a ceramic piece a few weeks back inspired by his dog. …

Reading Out Loud

During our Friday lesson this week a wonderful thing occurred. It displayed trust and an openness to express and be vulnerable. The greatest part of it was that it came from a number of different students and it came of their own volition. At Sarah Gregory’s suggestion I decided  to begin the …

Penn Treaty Program Reflections on Student Growth

Penn Treaty Reflection Notes from Conversation with Nicole There is an overlap among the students that attend the Penn Treaty Afterschool and In-School program, some students attend all three sessions. Approximately 7-9 students regularly attend the Monday After-School Claymation Program at Penn Treaty. Over the course of the semester, 100% …