We Speak

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Description: For “We Speak” teens were asked to complete the phrase, “I _____,” using a word which best represented what they would express to all Chattanooga and its visitors.

Using mirrors, each teen painted his or her mouth articulating that word. When hung together, the paintings create a building that “speaks” words of empowerment.

Site: Ross Hotel Building

Artists: 70 teens in foster care

Partners: Teens from Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults, CADAS Scholze Adolescent Treatment Center, and The Children’s Home / Chambliss Shelter