Just the other day I was at the post office and saw a family come in with letters to mail to Santa Claus. It made me think of all the letters we get here at TAP from students. I mean we’re no Santa Claus but our Teaching Artists are pretty close…can you see the similarity?!
Students get so excited when they see our Teaching Artists at their school…”hey that’s Miss Natalie, Sam the Salamander, and Mr. Freddy!”
Our teachers give students the tools to deal with conflict, to be courageous bystanders, and to make alternative choices to everyday issues they face in life. Our teachers connect with the students in a fun way and allow them to explore creativity and discover their own self confidence in the process.
It’s so cool seeing the teachers come and go knowing they’re off to a class where they will really make a difference in their student’s lives.
Here’s a letter from a St. Andrew’s student:
“Dear Ms. Claire, Mr. Tim, and TAP,
Thank you so so much for coming to St. Andrew’s! I feel like I could never forget the wonderful story you told. It was great! I am so glad you came!”