Photo: Broadway Elementary in Venice Unveils Art Therapy Mural

A new mural at Broadway Elementary School in Venice was created under the "Share and Care" art therapy project.

More than 300 students at Broadway Elementary School in Venice earlier this week attended the unveiling of an outdoor mosaic mural created as part of a multicultural student art therapy project.

The mural was created under the direction of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's "Share and Care" program that uses art therapy and group discussions to teach new coping skills to improve academic performance and classroom behavior.

The “Share and Care” Program has been operating in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 18 years and has provided outlets for children coping with the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, 9/11, gang violence, fires and car accidents.

A Parsons Foundation grant helps supplement the costs of providing the program at Broadway Elementary School, which is home to the largest Mandarin Immersion language program on the Westside.

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