WE RISE

GRADE 6

We Rise is a multidisciplinary social justice program for middle schoolers which supports authentic learning by layering creative expression with meaningful topics. In-school sessions aligned with relevant ELA units give students the chance to explore multiple access points to social justice topics as they integrate work on visual symbolism, spoken word, and music with their research and writing. After school sessions in music and visual arts follow an art therapy framework, providing a safe space for dialogue, authentic self expression, and grappling with topics that are meaningful to the students. The culminating exhibition of We Rise is an opportunity for students to share their work: uplifting their voices, connecting with others, and impacting their community.

If you are interested in bringing an ASAP! program to your school, please contact programming@asapct.org.

This program is funded in part by the BOAT Fund at Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, The Diebold Foundation, and funders below:

REGISTER FOR ASAP! SUMMER CAMP

JULY 31 - AUGUST 11

Register by April 1 and save $100 on camp tuition!

In School Programs - Kids in Classroom working on a Project

WE RISE: AFTER SCHOOL

Starts February 2023

Torrington Middle School 6th grade students register here.

CELEBRATION OF YOUNG WRITERS

FEBRUARY 1 - APRIL 3

Calling all young writers! Submit a piece of writing today!