The Front Porch Gallery

Photos of years of fun, education, and community building.

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2018

A Valentine's Day bracelet made by a student at Wayne Elementary

valentine bracelet

A Valentine's Day bracelet made by a student at Wayne Elementary

valentine bracelet

Making Valentine's Day cards

valentines

Making Valentine's Day cards

Valentines


Making Valentine's Day cards

valentines


Making cards for the All About Animals Shelter to use as thank you notesall about animals


University of Missouri Alternative Spring Break students 2018

mizzou spring


Missouri students and Wayne Elementary students made watercolor scale models of the solar system.

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Spacing out the planets

space art

Measuring

space art

Measuring

spaceart

Gluing the planets

space art


Beautifully painted planets

spaceart


Saturn

saturn


Mulberry paint right from the tree

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More mulberry painting mulberry


Making a Pig Puppet for Reader's Theater

pig puppet


Making a Pig Puppet for Reader's Theater

pig puppet


Monarch caterpillar at Front Porch garden. Photo by Shamaya P.

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Monarch caterpillar at Front Porch garden. Photo by Shamaya P.

Monarch caterpillar


Camp. Two tents. Many bikes and swim towels.

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Camp.

camp


Campfire for s'mores at the neighborhood play lot. The kids and teens can now set it up, serve each other and make the fire themselves. Adults supervise only.

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A group of kids painted, glittered, installed doors and stocked  the give a book/take a book house. The doors were ripped off within a week, replaced and ripped off again.

bookhouse


Advocacy: where kids can ask for the help they need to succeed in school.

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After walking a mile to take the DDOT bus, waiting for the Tunnel bus, crossing the border to Canada, swimming for hours at Adventure Bay, the kids take a look back at Detroit and what a fisherman is catching.

canada


A group of kids repainted/glittered the border for the Front Porch garden box.

garden


More border wood for the garden.

garden



A Lego car for the Whistle Stop Hobby Shop Lego contest.

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Lego creations for the Whistle Stop Hobby Shop Lego contest.

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Lego science for Wayne Elementary with the University of Missouri students.

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Lego science for Wayne Elementary with the University of Missouri students. One Lego car design.

lego


A teacher, Ms. Neal, asked that the University of Missouri students work with the 5th graders on body systems. Here they play Skeletons in the Closet.

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Mother's Day art activities at Wayne Elementarymother's day


Making a gift envelope for a hand made envelope.

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Mother's Day art activities at Wayne Elementary

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2017 Masks from Halloween Activities at Wayne Elementary

skeleton



A Halloween monster using watercolor blow painting at Wayne Elementary.

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Another Halloween monster.

monster


Mummy Wrap game at the playlot at the neighborhood Halloween party.

mother's day


Holiday book of choice, second grade.

holiday book of choice


Holiday book of choice for another class.

holiday book of choice


Front Porch Kids spent the afternoon with International students from the University of Michigan Law School and Great Communities Now cleaning up a lot in the neighborhood.

mother's day


Home made pinata for the Halloween party at the neighborhood lot.

pinata




Poutine: Traditional Canadian food the kids tried after watching the Buskerfest in Walkerville, WIndsor, Ontario. Not a fry was left on this plate.

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A small group of kids went to the Robot Garage in Grosse Pointe. They built elaborate structures and experimented with the lego robots.

robot garage


More built at the robot garage.

robot garage


Snow Angel made near the porch.

snow angel


2015 T-shirt making on the Porch

t-shirt


Ice Cream making on the Porch. A peppermint creation.

ice cream making


Painting together on the sidewalk.

painting


Embroidery by a very patient teen on the Porch.

embroidery


Holiday books of choice donated by the SEVA Team.

books


Snow wall built by kids on the Porch. A lot of hard work and engineering.

snow wall


Clay rings made on the Porch with marble jewels.

rings


Puppet kit from ConnectUs. A child at Wayne Elementary wrote a story.

puppets


Making salt dough clay

clay


University of Missouri helping in Advocacy

advocacy


Making paper flowers on the Porch

paper flowers