The Fresh Air Fund organized and published an online gallery of New York City children’s artwork that was created for their community art project, Portrait of Summer.
The kids at Fresh Air shared what summer means to them in a #PortraitofSummer social media campaign.
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Over 100 young people participated, and a gallery of these creative drawings, colorful paintings and digital art can be viewed at https://freshair.org/portrait-of-summer to provide much needed sunshine in cold weather.
âWhen I think of summer, I think of hot days, beautiful tropical islands, beaches and coconuts. In my drawing I have included all of these summer portraits in one! There’s a beach and an island with lounge chairs and palm trees inside a cracked coconut. It gives me a very summery and tropical vibe. – Summer portrait by Oksana, 12, Harlem.
The Fresh Air Fund, a non-profit organization, provides transformative experiences for children in the city’s low-income communities.
Portrait d’Ã©tÃ© has spurred young people’s imaginations to soar as they reflect on summer, a very special period when Fresh Air children discover new talents, develop their self-confidence, make new friends and enjoy themselves. have fun.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, non-profit organization, has provided free outdoor summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.
Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, the Fund continued to provide safe, fun, engaging and rewarding experiences for young people in New York City to keep the magic of summer alive through virtual programs and online. outdoors.
The Fresh Air children also participate in leadership and education programs throughout the year.
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Photo caption: Harlem Fresh Air Child Oksana, 12, Summer Portrait. By the Fresh Air Fund.