In The Spotlight

Andrew Walsch was chosen as one of 19 Baltimore area students from 15 public and private schools to be part of a 15-month Art with a Heart leadership program, “The Art of Leadership.” The inaugural cohort met at the end of the summer for the first time and heard from Wes Moore about leadership, community and service.

Andrew went with the leadership group to visit The National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore. Andrew said it was “an experience that changed me and the way I look at the world.” The group wore blind simulation glasses and had to master cooking, reading braille and walking around the building, including staircases. Andrew commented “Yes, I did have to cut things, and it was very dangerous. I managed to come out okay. It was very difficult to be blind, yet blind people are highly capable of getting things done and making major contributions to the world. I am truly enjoying all the people in my group and everything we do in the program. I can’t wait until the next meeting.”

The goal of the leadership program is to bring together students from diverse backgrounds, break down any barriers between them and learn leadership skills through life-changing, real-world experiences so that the students can become better future leaders in our community and world. No art skill is required to enter this program. It sounds like a wonderful experience.



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