New Mural Project for 87th Street Shop incorporates learning & fun for students

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May 022013

87th/Cottage Grove Mural Garrett Popcorn Shops® is excited to collaborate once again with artist Rahmaan “Statik” Barnes and Kenwood and Simeon high school students via After School Matters to create a second mural for our 87th Street Shop (737 E. 87th Street). Long time Garrett Popcorn Shops® partner Chicago Trolley will provide transportation for the students.

Under the leadership of artists Statik and Andy Bellomo, students will incorporate elements of fun, sharing and happiness in a design that will complement Statik’s existing work, Global Intellect. The goal of the project is to give the students a rewarding, real-world experience creating art while exploring the possibilities of this career.

Check in for progress reports from this talented group of up-and-coming artists, and in the meantime, watch the original mural take shape:

Mar 152013
Wentworth Elementary

Wentworth Elementary students return to school

In August, Garrett Popcorn Shop® employees welcomed students back to school and helped kick off the start of the academic year with complimentary tins for the students and teachers of D. S. Wentworth Elementary School. “To actually see Garrett Popcorn cheer the students on got them excited and motivated them to be at school. It was exciting. The staff and parents were just as excited. It was a great way to begin the school year,” said Principal Dina Everage.

Wentworth Elementary

Celebrating academic excellence

We returned on March 15 to celebrate the perfect attendance students who participated in the Illinois Standard Achievement Test. Megan Chody, from Garrett Popcorn Shops, praised both the students and their principal, “Principal Dina Everage keeps finding ways to have her children succeed. And that’s how children grow and learn. Hopefully through this initiative we can encourage similar rewards at other schools.”

“It’s always wonderful when you can have a partner who can provide alternatives to motivate students. It’s exciting that every student who achieved this goal received a reward,” said Everson.

Garrett Popcorn Shops support of Wentworth Elementary is part of our continuing effort to give back to the Chicago community. Thank you to Principal Everage and the students of D.S. Wentworth Elementary for letting us be a part of your success!