June 7th, I posted a blog about an unexpected opportunity with Beacon College. Beacon College is a unique college, catering to students with learning disabilities.
For the past three weeks, I have been photographing these high school students in an environment that is quite foreign to them. This summer, Beacon College launched a program for high school students to introduce them to a college type environment; introducing them to a college program where they can feel secure and thrive in their education.
Looking at many of these students, they look and act like any teenager. You may look at them, and tell yourself that there is nothing wrong with them. Your right. There is nothing wrong with them. They just need to taught a different way. In a way that standard high schools are not able to provide.
I give the instructors of Beacon College a lot of credit to be able to provide such an environment for these young people.
The following photographs are of a few students participating in an outdoor art class. A huge canvas was laid out in the parking lot where the students could paint whatever they felt like painting. A way to express themselves through art. These photographs are portraits of students that caught my attention. I hope you enjoy them.
And remember. We all have our disabilities. We have just learned to hide them from people in order to survive in a world that is critical of others who are different. Others who are different have a lot to offer. Give them a chance. They may surprise you.
Thank you for reading. As always, your interest is always appreciated.
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