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Big Thought


Big Thought is an impact nonprofit that closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. Building on the strong foundation provided by family and caregivers, Big Thought is an ally in young peoples’ growth, helping to prepare them for further education, work and life.

ARO worked with Big Thought’s after-school program and lead the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at the Francisco Medrano Middle School in making a large site specific project. Through the making of this project, the participating students used a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and hands-on approach allowing lessons in the classroom to come alive. The art piece “Horizons” was shown and displayed at One Arts Plaza during an event called Artist vs. Architect and auctioned off to raise money for the non-profit Big Thought.

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