Children with at-risk tendencies are often left out of sight/ site/ cite because of their potential for academic and social failure. Like all children, children with at-risk tendencies have something of value to contribute to society and yearn for opportunities to show of their talents. This article discusses how three different groups of children with at-risk tendencies in Florida and Tennessee participated in site specific community art projects that targeted their needs. Although each student population worked a different theme, the children expressed similar learning outcomes when describing their involvement with the project. This study demonstrates how collaborative community art projects engage students in constructive behaviors that help prepare them for life. The success they gain from their participation in these projects can be transferred to other areas of their lives and show society that they are truly outta sight individuals.


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