The Memory Project is a non-profit organization that partners with art teachers and their students to create portraits of children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as extreme poverty, violence, or loss of parents. The portraits help the children feel valued and remind them that many people care about them.
Led by art teacher Julie Baker, The Memory Project is an optional service project for students in the National Art Honor Society.
To date, MHS students have contributed over 100 portraits to children all over the world including Ethiopia, Haiti, Nepal, Madagascar, Colombia, and Syria.
Click here to see the response of the children who received this year's Memory Project portraits.