Katherine Scarpello is a senior Studio Arts and Nonprofit Management student at UNO. Scarpello plans to become an artist, arts facilitator, and educator and hopes to inspire her students to create a new understanding of the world.
Her spark of inspiration began three years ago in a service learning course in partnership with Blackburn Alternative Program.
For a class project this semester, Scarpello decided to partner with Blackburn Alternative High School. As a former Blackburn student, she hoped to give students an outlet to be creative and express how they feel about America today through art. Scarpello and the Blackburn students sat down to discuss “What does it mean to be an American today?”
Taking your theories that you’re learning in classes and applying it to the real world is the most important thing. I think service learning should be a part of every class. You’re not just talking the talk, you’re walking the walk.
- Katherine Scarpello
The students were encouraged to draw, doodle, write, paint, and
Find more stories like Katherines, check out the P-16 Initiative Fall 2017 Newsletter.
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