Kids for Kids seeks to uplift individuals facing hardship through art, while also fostering empathy and literacy in elementary, middle, and high school students. School staff from our partner districts select student artists whose social, emotional, and academic development can benefit from participation. Children from our partner organizations and institutions submit brief synopses of themselves and what life challenges they are currently facing.
By cultivating authentic school-family-community partnerships, Kids for Kids aims to create an experience through which social, emotional, and academic competencies can be modeled and practiced, leading to positive student outcomes in school and in life.
During the 2021-2022 school year, 116 personalized, hand-made art pieces were created, inspired by information recipients shared about themselves. Despite the complications and limitations of attempting an initiative such as this in such tumultuous times, Kids for Kids appears to have had a positive impact on those who participated in it.
Highlands Middle School
Highlands High School
South Fayette Middle School
South Fayette High School
Washington Park Elementary School
Washington Junior High School
Kids for Kids 2021-2022 was funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and supported by Duquesne University School of Education.