ASU Prep Academy’s South Phoenix Campus to Surprise Students Returning from Fall Break
A surprise is in store for students returning to ASU Preparatory Academy’s South Phoenix campus after fall break. During the break this week (Oct. 3-7), massive inspirational murals will be installed at multiple points throughout the building.
The vibrant artwork showcases prominent role models in Hispanic and Black culture – individuals who set an example of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
“Every day has the potential to be the greatest day of your life.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda, American Composer, Lyricist, Playwright, Actor, Rapper, Singer and Filmmaker
“Si tu puedes!” – Dolores Huerta, Education, Labor and Civil Rights Activist
While the murals will surely add some character and aesthetic appeal, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest the art may even lend to a more productive learning environment and influence student outcomes by boosting students’ pride, sense of belonging and enthusiasm. (Similarly, a separate study correlates quality facilities with student achievement.)
It’s a timely installation that coincides with the final week of Hispanic Heritage Month, and a terrific opportunity to talk about innovative methods for motivating students – like blending heritage with cool contemporary art.
Would you be interested in talking more with someone from the school about what drove this beautification-meets-inspiration project? We could bring you on site to see the installation in progress – or perhaps even help you capture students’ reactions to the bold new scenery they’ll find at school this fall.