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[HAS HEART] was founded over a cup of coffee shared between a U.S. Veteran and a designer in 2010. They made it their mission to bridge the growing divide between their veteran and civilian worlds by utilizing art, design and the power of storytelling.

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The stories, lessons, and touching moments of [HAS HEART] won’t be contained within the walls of the SCA this fall. We will be partnering with local schools to bring the unique [HAS HEART] design process to the classroom. Plus, we have carefully created moments for families and community members to reach out and support Veterans all over the world!

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Artist in Residency Program


The opportunity:
The co-founders of Has Heart, Michael Hyacinthe and Tyler Way, will be visiting classrooms this fall to share not only their stories but the power of visual storytelling through design. The first visit (October 25 – November 5) will lay the foundation for students to explore how design can impact the viewer as well as practice empathy in listening to a Veteran’s story of service and reentry to civilian life. The second visit will be a guided workshop experience for students to put into practice the design elements they’ve learned and practice telling their own stories through visual representations. Finished artworks are invited to be on display at our celebration event Friday, November 12 from 5-9PM.

Through the partnership of uniting Veterans with Artists to help them share their story, we are able to amplify the mission of [HAS HEART] to initiate conversation, build understanding, generate support, and engage younger generations of Americans that otherwise would remain detached from their own community.

Through this visiting artist experience your students will be exposed to real world stories, design principles, and empathic connections. Students will have the opportunity to create their own works of art that will be featured alongside the HAS HEART | 50 States exhibition at the SCA.

In addition:
– Two 60 minute in-person visits with founders of [HAS HEART]
– One optional virtual visit with a Veteran & Artist pair

Our community celebration of the exhibition is Friday, November 12 and all students and staff are invited to take part in the celebration with live music, food trucks and an opportunity to send a postcard to those actively serving and Veterans alike.

Our programming offers a unique and fresh opportunity to meet State Literacy Standards in creative new ways. Click here to see details.

Interested in being involved?

We are committed to working with you and your classroom’s needs and are flexible in our program offerings. Below are the programming possibilities:

– 2 in-person classroom visits (limited number)
– Hybrid (one day in-person + one day virtual)
– Fully virtually (both days virtual)
An additional third enrichment virtual visit is also available.

We are accepting a limited number of in-person visits. Virtual engagement optional. Interested educators must respond by Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Classrooms visits can occur on the following dates:

• Tuesday, October 26 + Tuesday, November 2
• Wednesday, October 27 + Wednesday, November 3
• Friday October 29 + Friday, November 5

All of the date packages include an optional third virtual visit to be scheduled individually.

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Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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