Art contest raises awareness of child abuse

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Shown here is the entry submitted by Kindergarten to first grade category winner  Krista Dyson as part of the ACS FAP Youth Art Contest. (Courtesy ACS)

Shown here is the entry submitted by Kindergarten to first grade category winner Krista Dyson as part of the ACS FAP Youth Art Contest. (Courtesy ACS)


Army Community Service

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
News Release
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — This month, the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program hosted a Youth Art Contest in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The purpose of the contest was to get the children in the community involved in promoting awareness of child abuse and its consequences.

The contest, open to children ages 6-17 in the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community, featured the theme “Every Child Matters.” The number of submissions from children of all ages impressed ACS officials.

“The level of motivation and artistic talent demonstrated by the kids was remarkable. Their messages were powerful and inspiring,” said Carolyn Bryant, ACS Family Advocacy Program specialist.

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The youth were encouraged to create drawings or paintings that represented their views on keeping children safe and preventing child abuse. In addition to multiple FAP outreach events and information tables throughout the month, the contest allowed the participants to create messages from their unique perspectives as children.

“It is enlightening to witness children’s perspectives about the world around them and about issues affecting our community,” said Tiffani James, a mother of one of the participants.

Over 50 ACS clients and staff voted for one winner in the each of the following categories: Kindergarten to first grade, second-to-fifth grade, sixth-to-eighth grade and high school. The winners were as follows:

  • Kindergarten to first grade: Krista Dyson (first grade)

    Shown here is the entry submitted by high school category winner Kalep Tabuyo as part of the ACS FAP Youth Art Contest. (courtesy illustrations)

    Shown here is the entry submitted by high school category winner Kalep Tabuyo as part of the ACS FAP Youth Art Contest. (courtesy illustrations)

  • Second-to-fifth grade: Zakiya Kearney (fifth grade)
  • Sixth-to-eighth grade: Celisa Scarbrough (sixth grade)
  • High school: Kalep Tabuyo (ninth grade)

The winning art projects are posted on the ACS Facebook page (Army Community Service Hawaii). The winners will be recognized during the upcoming ACS Summer Open House on Wednesday, May 10.

The Open House, at the Schofield Barracks ACS, 2091 Kolekole Ave, is open to the military community from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Congratulations to all of the winners!
(Editor’s note: Army Community Service is part of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.)

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If you suspect child abuse, report it to the Military Police at Schofield Barracks, 655-7114  or at Fort Shafter, 438-7114.

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