Last week was the big reveal day for the cardboard kids. A couple of Mrs. Duron's classes worked with third and fifth graders during their art time to complete the creation of each kid. They had only one hour to work together to bring their kid to life. This city-wide public awareness campaign was established to draw attention to the pervasiveness of the child abuse and the fact that every story is different and every child unique. Cardboard Kids® are more than two-foot-tall cardboard figures. They represent one of the thousands of children that are abused and neglected at the hands of adults in our community each year. They start the conversation, not only by creating a visual symbol for children to identify with but by also providing valuable tips for caregivers on how to talk to their children about child abuse and neglect. You can also visit Cardboardkids.org for more information.
- Lackland Elementary