Arete Summer Bridge Program Visit
On Wednesday, I visited the Arete Summer Bridge Program at The Laboratory School of Finance & Technology at 360 E 145th St, Bronx, NY 10454. This two hour long JHP program session consisted of a group of 10 seventh grade students led by teaching artists Obed and Teanna. The class started with their sharing their field trip to Barnes & Noble earlier on in the day followed by a game of two truths and a lie. In the second hour, the students went to the computer lab to look at the photos they had taken. Each student sat with Obed as he uploaded the photos from their memory card onto Google Drive. Meanwhile, students looked at their own photos on their computers and critiqued their work with a partner. They also looked at photos by street photographer Vivian Maier. Teanna went around speaking to students, making sure they had the photos they needed for their final project, which was to choose something they love about themselves and take a self portrait that reflects that characteristic.