"I loved making the above mural at Grant Grover School for college-aged students with special needs through Youth in Arts because of the devotion of the staff and students there. We made a simple, joyful image that reflects the accessible hearts of that community. Many of the students said that what meant the most to them about the project was that everyone in the school worked on it. They saw that they could all work together.
When asked what they were most proud of in making this mural, many of the students at the Grant Grover School of the College of Marin said that they were able to make something together with the whole school. It was their sense of community, intertwined with their creativity, that gave them the greatest satisfaction. I know that these elements – total inclusion, no matter what the limitations, and imagination, plus hard work – is how the devastating odds that we’re up against can be solved." Facilitator Laurie Marshall