In our signature program, Let's Paint!, we inspire and empower teens in a painting beautification and community service project at their school, community center, or outdoor scape. 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 needed 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, Burns Latino Studies Academy in the South End, West Middle Schoolin Asylum Hill, and REACH High School in West Hartford. The CCEA is excited to help inspire teens to have a pride in themselves, their schools, and their communities through these exciting projects.
On select Saturdays (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. Information about current volunteer opportunities are available HERE.
On select weekdays, we also invite corporate or other organizational teams, who can take a few hours out of their work or school days, 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!
Also, check out our Broken to Beautiful program for Juniors and Seniors.
Contact Sarah if you'd like your school painted by your middle schoolers or would like further information on any of our programs.