HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS: ADVICE FROM SOME FOURTH GRADERS

This work is a collaboration between myself and three 4th graders at Dr. MLK Jr Elementary school in NE Portland. The project was the culmination of my semester long mentorship with one of the students, Valerie. During our time together we often talked about making friends and she decided to invite two of her classmates to participate in our final project. Together, we came up with advice to give others on making friends and made a film showing it in practice. The project, along with an accompanying activity, was presented at Assembly 2022, an annual conference featuring work from students in PSU's Art + Social Practice Program.