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‹ AAC-PTS Class of 2015
AAC-PTS Class of 2015 – Rodrigo Pecchio
Rodrigo is a junior at Palmer Trinity School. He is set to graduate in 2016 and hopes to become an Agent of Change. When asked about what first drew him to the program, he said he believes “that each and every one of us has the strength, goodness, and heart to make change happen, no matter how young or old they are, what language they speak, what their religion is, or where they come from.” Since he was born, I has always loved art. His first word was “pinta,” which means to draw in Spanish. In 2011, he won a Scholastic Alliance of Young Artists and Writers National Silver Medal for a comic that he created called Ultraforte.
My initiative is Comics for Change
The objective of Comics for Change is to inspire, motivate, and empower children living in impoverished conditions in the Miami area. In an eye-catching, fun, and engaging way, children will be presented with a story and then asked to reflect on themselves, drawing their own superheroes. Metaphorically speaking, each one of them has the ability to become their own superhero given the superpowers that each one of them naturally has (what they like to do, their passions, interests) to achieve their dreams and defeat the super villain (obstacles in life). Younger children can be asked to draw themselves as their own superheroes and after the presentation is given, a workshop will commence in which members of the Comics for Change team will work individually with each children to come up with their own superheroes and superpowers. In a loving, patient, and understanding way, these children will be given a chance to engage in creative, and positive thinking, giving them a new outlook on life and providing tools necessary to follow their dreams and believe in themselves.