ULYOP has released a video for their ongoing campaign. They base the content on an actual story, and there are many similar experiences occurring almost every day in a ULYOP classroom.
The video dramatizes an event that occurred at ULYOP, where a Rebbi took the opportunity to use a student’s talent for drawing, to reaffirm his interest and concentration in learning. There are many instances where we have the choice of either a kid leaving home upset or feeling accomplished. Here is just one example.
The campaign theme being “The Art of Intentional Chinuch”, is based on the words of the Friediker Rebbe, המכחול בידי המצייר… המחונכים והמודרכים הם כחומר בידי המחנכים והמדריכים. It focuses on the role of a teacher in shaping the future of every child, similar to clay or paint, in the hands of an artist.
With the help of Hanhalah and curriculum instructors, ULYOP has successfully implemented curricula in many areas to develop chasidishe and rigorous creative expression. This is one of many outlets to allow students to show their talents in learning.
“It is so much more effective for a child to learn when they see you care to listen and look at the talents and interests, they are acquainted with, rather than ignoring them,” said Rabbi Broh, a star teacher at ULYOP.
As you can imagine, having small classes, hiring teachers who understand how to infuse creativity into a rigorous classroom, and adding creative curriculum is an expensive project. Tuition alone does not begin to cover the cost of such a project. This is why ULYOP reaches out to the community to partner with them. Every donation, even ten dollars, helps the school continue their work and lets them know the community encourages intentional chinuch.
Every donation is matched by The Shneur Hirsch Scholarship Fund, Lullaby Baby, Sara & Shneur Seewald, and Friends & Family of ULYOP, a group of generous supporters. There are also several generous sponsorships from Leasing Direct and Kettle & Cord.
The Shmuel Art Gallery is sponsoring a limited lithograph for any donations above $360.
Mendy Pellin Media directed this dramatization of redirecting student talents, with Sholom Srugo Photography. “It is so impressive to see the involvement from the students, from artwork to creativity, and of course actual learning!” said Mendy Pellin, a proud parent of the school.