Our guest blogger this week, Aimee Ralph, is the wonderful intern for our Fair Trade Committee here in our hometown of Media, PA. She’s a Corporate Communications major with a minor in Civic and Community Engagement at Penn State Brandywine. She’s also an intern at the National MS Society in Philadelphia. She hopes to have a job with a non-profit soon after her upcoming May graduation. Keep this dynamo in mind!
Students at The Walden School in Media not only discuss what Fair Trade means, but how they envision the model. On Thursday, February 21st, Walden students showcased what Fair Trade means to them at an event hosted by Penn State Brandywine. Using their favorite art supplies, students from Kindergarten through eighth grade were asked to create works of art that were in turn displayed for an art sale to benefit Fresh Artists.
Penn State Brandywine previously collected art supplies for Fresh Artists, which were on display at the art show to demonstrate to the children what the sale of their artwork would help purchase. Roughly 70 students from Walden traveled to Brandywine with parents and teachers.
Every piece of artwork sold to Penn State students, staff, and members from the Walden School. In total, $375 was raised for Fresh Artists. Brandywine’s Laboratory for Civic Engagement provided cupcakes and juice for the students.
Here’s a short video on the art show.
The Walden School and Penn State Brandywine are just two of the Fair Trade schools in Media that have come together to promote Fair Trade. Keep an eye out for more collaborative events from Penn State Brandywine, Penncrest High School, and The Walden School.
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp