Students Become Teachers at Fall Artist Training

Could you describe your organization in one word? We asked our WhyArts teaching artists to do just that at our recent fall artist training, and here’s how they responded:

  • Welcoming
  • Empowering
  • Essential
  • Fundamental
  • Community
  • Joy
  • Inspiring
  • Expression
  • Possibilities
  • Illumination
  • Necessary
  • Open

“Our teaching artists are at the center of everything we do,” said WhyArts Director Carolyn Anderson. “They are out there every day making a difference in the lives of the audiences we serve.”

At the training, the teachers became students, learning about the hidden rules of poverty and discovering methods to build relationships in the classroom from Gwyn Williams, program director at Panther Pack, an after-school program at Morton Middle School. Take a look at them in action: