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College Park Student Photo Exhibit

Apr 08, 2015 06:53PM ● By Elena Hutslar
Photography students at College Park High School are having another exhibit at Pleasant Hill City Hall on April 20-24. Last year the students used their cameras to explore their sense of place on campus. This year they are focusing on interpersonal relationships.  Through their photographs, students examine what it means to thrive versus merely survive by uncovering strengths in themselves and others on their school campus. 

Opening: April 20th, 6.00 –– 8.00 p.m. Meet students, teachers and supporters.

Exhibit: April 21st - May 5th, during business hours.

(M, T, W from 8:30-5pm; TH 8:30-6pm; F 8:30-1pm)
Pleasant Hill City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane.

See Me Thrive was made possible by the California Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) grant, a statewide initiative to improve academic achievement by understanding and improving school climate. The AjA Project, based in San Diego, specializes in youth-based participatory photography programs. Under the S3 program, AjA has been working in College Park classrooms, coaching students and teachers on techniques for ““going deep”” and using photography as a tool not only to identify issues but to also envision solutions. We hope you will come share students’’ discoveries about what’’s working at College Park and what we can improve. 

"This is the final year of the California Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) grant though which we have trained photography teacher Jen Kennedy and a total of 500 students in AjA’s methods for “going deep” to identify school climate issues and solutions," said Carol Teltschick,
S3 Grant Coordinator.

Students at College Park High School are excited to announce their upcoming photographic exhibit: See Me Thrive