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Nice Work Tilden Design Team!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tilden Design Team mural

Last fall, a team of 7th graders at Tilden Middle School in Southwest Philadelphia pondered a challenge that affected them as individuals and that impacted their school climate:  “How might we reduce fighting in our classrooms and school in order to promote a more peaceful environment and give bullies or students in need a positive outlet?”  The solution the Tilden Design Team presented at the DT Philly Challenge in February was a group art program to involve bullies in constructive and peaceful team activities for which they can receive positive attention.  The team has spent the months since then implementing their solution and beautifying their school—in a way that celebrates the cultural diversity of their community—in the process.  Click here to see more of their great work!