An Exhibition @Metro

Jowonio Children’s Projects Artists in Residence: 2002 – 2012

Apr 12, 2018— Jun 15, 2018

Reception on Apr 19, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30PM

Jowonio Children's Projects Artists in Residence: 2002 - 2012

Jowonio Children's Projects Artists in Residence: 2002 - 2012
Jowonio Children's Projects Artists in Residence: 2002 - 2012

Jowonio’s mission is to provide model inclusive programs for young children, where diversity is celebrated and all are free to learn and grow. Located in Syracuse, NY, Jowonio began in 1969 as an alternative school for children whose families wanted a more open and individualized approach than they felt they could find in a public setting. The name Jowonio comes from the word in the Onondaga nation language which means “to set free.” The school’s founders chose this name because they believed that education should be freeing minds and emotions to learn and grow, freeing individuals from stereotypes and prejudices. From the beginning, Jowonio accepted a wide range of children; the school has operated as a planful inclusive educational program where typical children and children with special needs can learn in the same classrooms.