This is a guest blog post by Aysha Upchurch, Ed.M. candidate at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, currently interning with VSA Mass.
On Friday, December 12, 2014, students in VSA's COOL Schools Program at Boston Green Academy and Dorchester Academy got to put their creative skills on display by designing their own Converse classic high-tops. This opportunity was extended to other students in the school, bringing the total number of participants close to 300.
The "We Are All Stars" event is part of Converse's mission to engage youth creatively. Students wasted no time taking to the canvas. Converse selected 60 sneakers to display at their flagship store on Newbury Street in Boston and at their new headquarters in North Andover. Other sneakers will be featured in the January exhibit at VSA's Open Door Gallery. Be sure to visit the gallery and the Converse store to see some kickin' artwork!
VSA would like to thank all the students and staff at both schools and the Converse team for this amazing collaborative opportunity to empower youth through art.Tweet