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Northview High School Awarded Grant for Arts Education

High School boy aligns graphic on a t-shirt. October 28, 2021 - Northview High School has been awarded a grant of over $2,000 for its Creative Service Learning project. The Arts and Education Fund for Teachers, spearheaded by the Arts and Education Council, is given to schools across the region that support classroom-based art projects. Northview is one of 18 area schools awarded the grant. Since 2009, the Arts and Education Council has awarded roughly 100 schools over a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding. 

“I am so grateful to have been awarded this grant to further support and develop our service learning through the Character Education project,” said Speech-Language Pathologist Katie Harston. “This is such a valuable program for our students to promote character education in a real-life activity instead of the typical classroom lesson.”

Students a part of the program design, market, and sell school spirit wear shirts using the fundamentals of character education. Harston says the goal of the project is to teach cooperation, creativity, empathy, responsibility, and commitment through real-life experiences.

“Our students learn best through hands-on activities, and this allows them to be an active part of the process from start to finish, allowing them to develop a sense of pride in knowing that they have helped others,” said Harston. 

Money will be used to purchase materials for the project, such as t-shirts, vinyl, and tools. Last year, proceeds from sales were used to distribute 100 hygiene kits to the St. Patrick Center in St. Louis.