Communities in Schools of Spokane County believes the arts are one of the most effective ways to engage children in education and unite them with their community. With a $10,000 grant from the Florence Wasmer Fund for Arts and Culture, they created a structured art program for middle and high schools in Spokane and Cheney. The "My City" Murals program embodies a theme of city identity and urban beautification, while also connecting youth to professionals in the fields of art and architecture. In each after-school program, youth created artwork that was then incorporated into collaborative murals displayed in their community. 

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