CARES Program

The Challenge

To engage students in authoring the story of “Who I Am/Who I Hope To Be” in the CARES Program. CARES is a safe and therapeutic school environment for New York City Public high school students whose performance has been limited by emotional and behavioral difficulties, including alcohol or drug problems.

CARES Program
Mt. Sinai West

Our Solution

We designed a project that utilized photography as a tool of engagement to involve students in discovering the larger world and as a means of exploring different interests and telling their own story. We visited, photographed and interacted with different worlds including music and sports and created an exhibit for the rotunda of the hospital featuring the students’ words/images about Who I Am/Who I Hope to Be. Books based on the work were created.

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