OCR students participate in the Memory Project

OCR students participate in the Memory Project
Posted on 05/13/2024

 Old Country Road Elementary School fifth graders in Hicksville recently participated in The Memory Project by sending positive messages through drawings and art to children in Malaysia.  

 The intent of the exchange is to promote intercultural awareness, break down cultural and geographical barriers, and inspire creativity through the universal language of art. This is the fifth year the school’s art teacher Melissa Butler has coordinated the project with her art students.  Students from the school’s three fifth grade classes created meaningful messages of kindness to share.  “The students were happy to create their individual art pieces and know that something they did in class will bring a smile to another student who lives so far away,” said Butler. Special thanks to the PTA for their donation for participation in the project. 

 The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating global kindness through art. It is a Global Art Exchange program where American students exchange heartfelt artwork with children from countries that are culturally very different from the USA.

OCR Memory Project