Sample of child's art. This was a teen that was a part of a youth art academy in Wilmington, CA. To me, this demonstrates the importance of the work we do. Children today are exposed to countless influences, some wonderful, such as music, reflected in the notes at the bottom right. Others are harmful such as violence and warfare (bottom left), the culture of beauty (see the grotesque Barbie at the left edge, halfway down), drugs and child abuse (out of frame). What we do with them when they are young helps to give them the power to stand up for themselves, as well as an "immunization" of resilience. I hope that this choice didn't offend anyone. I've done some work with teens, and I have to say that in my experience with youth on probation, ALL of them had troubled early childhoods. In a class about diversity, I think that art, age, and experience are issues we can address.