By Bettie Marlowe
Art Therapist Blythe Mayfield is behind this “Animal Persona” project, which, she explains, “is an alternative method for externalizing feelings and conveying messages without having to rely on words alone.”
The art therapy program is part of the grant-funded TREK — Teaching Responsibility and Educating Kids — a program to meet the needs of the alternative school population and provide the knowledge and skills for students to become responsible, productive individuals.
This is the second year for the TREK (Teaching Responsibility and Educating Kids) program in the Cleveland and Bradley County schools. Blair Deacon is the creator and program director of TREK and serves as a counselor at TLC.