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HOW THE GATEWAY TO THE SOUTHWEST SCULPTURES ARE REACHING OUR COMMUNITY.

The GATEWAY PARTICIPATION PLAN connects with children in their classrooms, at workshops and with tours to the Williams Studio. When children became involved in Gateway to the Southwest they developed a personal stake and pride in Pueblo. This Plan is helping kids feel a true sense of "ownership" or connection to their hometown. This pride and participation will live for generations including their children and grandchildren.

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There have already been multiple classes that toured the Williams Studio from Minnequa Elementary School and Connect Charter School. Many workshops have inspired creative writing, student-created skits, movement and yoga, music, plus Pueblo landmark drawing. Students have identified unique and important aspects of Pueblo. The input from the students guided professional artist Joe Cawfield to paint a mural that represented what the children identified as landmarks of their home sweet home. 

The children helped create the lyrics for a jingle for the Gateway to the Southwest and it has been professionally recorded by the Pueblo Children's Chorale. City Schools is promoting activities that support the message of the Gateway to the Southwest.

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