Andrea

Full transcription coming soon. The entire audio interview is available above.

Andrea is a high school art teacher and senior advisor.

“I don’t always hear from these kids. And it’s scary. It is very scary, even their artwork. I can’t display all the artwork that they’re doing right now on this website I’m doing because a lot of it is starting to get really dark.”


Interview highlights:

“Of my [high school] seniors, probably all but maybe half a dozen are still working. They are the kids who are taking the AP classes, they are the kids who have missed out on prom and graduation and everything that the senior’s year is supposed to be.”

“For all our kids going to college, they’re planners, they’ve been planning their life for years. And now we’re telling them you can’t even make a plan.”

“I don’t always hear from these kids. And it’s scary. It is very scary, even their artwork. I can’t display all the artwork that they’re doing right now on this website I’m doing because a lot of it is starting to get really dark.”

“Teachers are their therapy, just being able to talk to their friend in lunch or sitting next to their friend or talking during lunch. There are things that these kids are desperately missing.”

Child with mask over face.
A drawing made by one of Andrea’s students. This piece was started before the student was aware of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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