InsideOut Literacy Arts Project
In August of 2013 Rochelle Black, Oakland University Vice President of Government and Community Relations, reached out to MSA through the OU Public School Academies Office to create a partnership with the InsideOut Literacy Arts Project. The InsideOut Arts core program places professional writers in schools to conduct creative writing workshops that engage students’ imaginations and introduce them to the pleasure and power of writing. Our 3rd and 6th grade classes created a publication to celebrate and display MSA students’ work in eye-catching, attractive paperback books. It brings our students’ work to the community at large, creating a sense of pride and interest in written expression of the highest quality. Every student and teacher received a free book from the project.