PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Students from Peekskill High School and SUNY Purchase are actively collaborating to create "an ideal" Peekskill, according to a statement from the high school.
During the second of six workshops held at the high school on Tuesday, March 1, the students teamed up to construct a handmade map of what students consider an ideal Peekskill, according to the statement.
Kidd Pantana-Gunther, a senior Arts Management major at SUNY Purchase, met with the high school's Great Potential Program students to help them create personalized avatars to place on the map.
Over the course of four additional workshops, the map will be designed using traditional arts and crafts supplies such as cardboard, colored paper, markers and paint.
The students will move their avatars around the town map while creating rules and engaging with one another on the board.
“The purpose of the project is to encourage students to explore their community surroundings and their self-identity within the community while having fun and creatively working together,” Pantana-Gunther said.
To stay involved with the project's progress, visit the Peekskill school district's Facebook page .