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Artist Inspires Scholarship Prep Students to Make a Difference

Artist Inspires Scholarship Prep Students to Make a Difference

Posted by Rachel Foy on October 13, 2022 in General News

A focal point of our new TK-3rd grade charter school facility in Santa Ana, CA, is a mural that greets students each morning upon arrival. Created with the purpose of not only educating but also inspiring students, the mural is a representation of key figures of color who positively contributed to society in a myriad of ways, including civil service, social justice, civil rights, arts, and athletics.

This pleasing aesthetic was designed and painted by artist Brian Peterson whose Faces of Santa Ana organization envisions a world where every person is visible, connected, and loved. This collaboration aligns directly with Scholarship Prep’s commitment to seeing all our students succeed as we provide free comprehensive, wraparound services to support our diverse foster and homeless youth population in achieving their unlimited potential.

“Schools must create spaces that both invite and excite students to be there. When you create an environment that is both social-emotionally nurturing as well as visually stimulating, there’s no limit to the levels of achievement that can be attained if you accompany that with a caring, loving staff and excellent teaching.” - Jason Watts, Executive Director

Located at 1821 N. Grand Avenue in Santa Ana and less than two miles from its flagship campus, the 19,000-square-foot facility offers bright and spacious classrooms and is Scholarship Prep’s first ground-up build. The school is currently enrolling students in grades TK-8 for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more about enrolling.