Emotions into Art: Wisconsin’s Children and Youth Show Us Why Their Feelings Matter
Using bright colors, meaningful words and intentional depictions, over 200 children and youth in Wisconsin illustrated their thoughts on why “My Feelings Matter” to raise awareness about children’s mental health. The public voted for the top posters and fifteen children and youth Pre-K through 12th grade from throughout Wisconsin have been recognized for their art. The children were presented with their awards on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday, May 9 at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.
Secretary Kitty Rhoades from the Department of Health Services and State Assistant Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor from the Department of Public Instruction recognized the award winners and spoke about the importance of awareness of children’s mental health. In addition, local youth groups, including African Drumming by O’Keeffe Middle School students, Spoken Word by Whitehorse Middle students and Girl Power dancers from Vera Court Neighborhood Center, performed for the event.
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