In our signature program, Let’s Paint!, we are currently inspiring and empowering 40 high school teens in a painting beautification and community service project at REACH High School in West Hartford, an alternative school for students who are underperforming at Hall or Conard High Schools. Our project-based approach helps the students build the skills, character and drive needed to attain personal success. We use commercial painting as our vehicle to teach many essential skills students need to succeed in life. Through civic engagement, we help students feel more connected to, proud and invested in their community.
We’ve already completed projects at Pope Park Highway, the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, and Burns Latino Studies Academy in the South End. Check them out below! The CCEA is excited to help inspire teens to have a pride in themselves, their schools, and their communities through these exciting projects.
Please consider getting involved! Every other Saturday (while projects are running), we invite individuals and teams to share a few hours painting with the students, allowing our students to practice their skills and learn about other possible professions. Current available volunteer slots are listed HERE. If slots are all full, sign up as a future volunteer as we have projects starting in April and July.
Each Tuesday, we also invite corporate or other organizational teams who can take a few hours out of their work or school day to paint side-by-side with our students to share their professions and how they got to where they are today. Be a part of Let’s Paint!
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