Me, Myself, and I:

A Child's Self-Portrait Exploration

Check out this video of one of our programs at Meeting Street Academy:

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Through Me, Myself, and I: A Child's Self-Portrait Explorationchildren develop positive self-images and express themselves in a healthy way.

 

Regardless of experience, background, or ability, children benefit greatly from an honest exploration of who they are and how they see themselves.

With our program, the creativity in children is sparked by the introduction of fine and gross motor movement, cognitive reasoning, and new visual and auditory cues. This creative "surge" is harnessed to develop a new narrative to tell their story and explore themselves and their connection to the world around them, fostering inclusion and acceptance of all. This narrative is especially important as children traverse an ever-changing technological and societal landscape and the growing crisis of a media-influenced identity.

Me, Myself, and I 

creations are highlyhted at Play Ball for All! events!

Whether working through a narrative with visual art, music, or movement, the potential applications of the program are limitless.  

Me, Myself, and I in action:

  • July 2017, working alongside the Lowcountry Autism Foundation, we brought this initiative to children with Autism who have had difficulty expressing themselves in the past.  The results were profound. 

  • October 2018, we again worked with children with Autism, partnering with MUSC's Project Rex and their Autism News Network. 

  • August 2018, we unveiled Me, Myself, and I at our inaugural Play Ball! event with the Charleston RiverDogs. Learn more about this exceptional event here.

 

  • Fall 2018, at Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, SC, we led the Girls' Club in an exploration of how the girls see themselves through the lens of their heritage as well as how they want to be seen in their current world.

  • Spring 2019, at Meeting Street Academy, we brought award winning children's writer, Rodney Stringfellow, in to the classroom to work with boys and girls. The students explored their inner super hero, writing stories featuring themselves as the hero/heroine of new exciting adventures. 

  • Summer 2019, Play Ball for All! 2019 was a huge success and featured Me, Myself, and I creations from the past year. 

Some of these portraits are highlighted in the gallery on this page. 

To support Me, Myself, and I: A Child's Self-Portrait Exploration, please contribute here

For more information regarding this unique art project, please email our Executive Director, Beth Bogush, at bethbogush@comcast.net. 

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