AFP IDEA: REFLECTIONS

The IDEA: Reflections Program celebrates Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) through sharing artwork created by students and AFP members. It provides the opportunity to portray uniqueness, value and diversity through art, photos and poetry.

From where will the next generation of philanthropists come? The answer is from our youth. As part of ICON, AFP hosts an art contest to foster conversations with youth about the meaning of philanthropy, community and inclusion. AFP partnered with Art with a Heart, based in Baltimore, to work with students in their community to ask them to submit artwork that represents what philanthropy, community and inclusion means to them.

New this year: We are asking all members to select the top two artwork choices that resonate most with them. The top three student vote-getters will receive recognition at ICON 2020 and in an AFP publication, as well as a cash award!

To vote: Simply select your first and second choices below - your two choices will automatically be recorded after you make your second selection (though you can still edit your choices at that point if needed). Please, only one submission per person allowed.

Kamani Parker 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
Men and women should be treated the same way black, white, Puerto Rican or Mexican. Everyone should feel special. Woman should be able to do hard work without being judged. Men should be able to cook without being stared at. My picture illustrates diversity and equity.
Elliot McLaughlin 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
The picture is my interpretation of inclusion and diversity. The picture shows different animals in one group and was created with watercolor and colored pencils.
Sha’Nyia Reid 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
It’s people of all different shapes, sizes, races, and acceptance all in one picture to illustrate unity.
Bria Christian 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
My design shows diversity and unity because I have lots of different colors all together that creates a puzzle so all the different colors are united.
Jamira Malone 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
Different colors and races join together as one to celebrate diversity.
Rayne Henderson 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
My piece shows how being all different skin complexions doesn’t change anything about you. This is my way to show diversity.
Desirea Lloyd 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
My picture shows unity because its showing how people are coming together as one in a circle. It was made with watercolor and acrylic paints.
Quenteya Washington 8th Grade (Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School)
My piece shows diversity by all the different races coming together as a whole in this case color showing different personalities coming together as one in each heart.
Kayla Brown 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
My picture shows uniqueness because it's different. The girl I drew popped up in my head when I saw the word uniqueness. I pictured something, then I just drew it. She has wings because when I was little I always wanted wings so I gave her wings. As soon as I drew her I saw uniqueness.
De’Asia Newkirk 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
I had this idea about diversity because the American flag represents what and where we all are. The LQBT flag represents how we are equal in all things together. No matter what we are or who we like or love we are all equal either way.
Justin Jones 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
I chose honor and integrity because I feel as though a lot of people are not being honored for their service and being honest is a way of accepting people for the way they are.
Brandon Gooden 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
In my art I show that out of all of any number of people, there is always someone or people in that group that have special talents or things that make them stick out. To me that is uniqueness.
Nicolette Davis 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
My art shows diversity. It shows this because it's LQBTQ based and displays sexual diversity and I made her skin pink to make it racially non-specific.
Blessing Smith 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
I feel like my artwork represents diversity because diversity doesn't need to be about looks, it's about who you are. When I was coming up with the idea I thought of this group of people that I'm friends with and how we are all different in our own ways.
Cherish Gaither 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
My art shows diversity. It shows this because the girls in the picture are from different backgrounds. The girls are from Venus, Saturn, and Earth.
Marvin Carpio 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)
This image represents how our military protects us and how they do everything for the people that can't defend themselves. I was thinking about the pride that were should have because of all the protection that they give us. Also to respect the US flag and to show pride for our country and to help the military if we can because they protect us the youth, the people that need help, and all people.
Oriona Barbee 8th Grade (Windsor Hills Elementary Middle School)