We Are All the Same: Teaching Empathy Through the Arts

The CMH Global Arts after school programs utilize arts education to enhance our students’ understanding of the world by pairing an art modality with an international country of focus. Through learning about children their age who live in other countries and being given the freedom to express themselves through art, the students gain a sense of empathy and global citizenship that will stay with them for a lifetime. This is what we do; this is what we believe in. And as this semester (and the year) draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on our work — why we do what we do.

Lysa Heslov