Eagle Tech Academy Event

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Location: Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City, IN

Email: masonma@wccs.k12.in.us

Link: http://eagletechacademy.wix.com/rethinkhomelessness

Event Description

May 22, 2015 Updated May 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM EDT

The students of Eagle Tech Academy (ETA) are hosting an event on Thursday, May 28, 2015. The event is a gallery walk, which is a presentation that is open to the public. Different classrooms will be set up and the attendees will be encouraged to go around and look at what the students have created.

The whole idea started with a question, “What does it truly mean to be homeless?” After one class decided what it meant, they wanted to make it bigger than that. Then the simple question arose, “What can we do about it?”, thus creating a school wide project.

The advisory classes at ETA each have a product that stems from the main project, “Rethink Homelessness”. Since the project is centered around rethinking homelessness, the school partnered with the local transitional shelter, the Lighthouse. It is a long term transitional shelter for families struggling to make it on their own. After communicating with the Lighthouse and getting more information about what ETA as a school could do about it, each advisory class picked a way that they could spread more information about homelessness. With all of the advisories working on separate projects, it was decided to bring all of the ideas together into a gallery walk.

The students opened up the gallery walk to the community. As a community, we have come together through everything. We need to come together and support our neighbors in need.

The gallery walk will be located at Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City, IN on Thursday, May 28th. The gallery walk will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to come in at whatever time they would like within that time frame. There will also be a final ceremony for those who wish to stay from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. They hope to see a variety of community members on that day.

For information on the gallery walk please visit the school wide project website located at http://eagletechacademy.wix.com/rethinkhomelessness. For more information on Eagle Tech Academy visit the website at http://www.wccsonline.com/ETA/.

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