Dream Big Pittsburgh is a photography project whose aim is to teach our kids how to take portraits and, with the help of the Inside Out Project, print them out and paste them on selected (and approved by the owners!) sites in Homewood, Pittsburgh. We have 94 students and we want them all to be heard. We want to use the posters as a way to represent the youth in Homewood and the surrounding areas, to give the students a chance to delve into the areas of portraiture and photography, while being part of a larger project that could enhance their community.
Why? Because we believe that these experiential learning opportunities foster collaboration, pride, and intrinsic motivation, all of which are areas that our students could benefit from. By choosing to paste our work for the world to see, we would be beautifying the community and, most importantly, showing the students that they have the ability to change their community through art. We want to empower them through art!