Milwaukee's SHARP Literacy students participate in public mural project

NOW: Milwaukee’s SHARP Literacy students participate in public mural project

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A lesson in collaboration and cooperation for local students in Milwaukee Monday, May 3.

SHARP Literacy students at Augustine Prep, on the south side, were painting hands that will make up a mural.

They're working with students from Swallow Elementary in Hartland, who are participating virtually.

Milwaukee artist Vedale Hill is leading the mural project, and the message here is a four letter word: help.

"When Vedale asked them what do you do to help, and what can we do more of? And it was planting trees, helping the elderly, organ donations. So a better understanding of what it means to help and how important it is to help," said Lynda Kohler, president and CEO of SHARP Literacy.

"You could help by interviewing when bullying happens, by tutoring someone when you see they need help, or just by being polite and kind to people in general," Hill said. 

The hands mural will be unveiled this coming fall.

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