Coaching and Mentoring Students

Pamela mentors a few select students per year from colleges or high schools groups across the country. These long-distance creative sessions usually occur over the phone or through emails. Here are local examples:

The Scarlet Cord

November 14, 2017 - Saugatuck High School of Saugatuck, Michigan

Sex trafficking exhibit created by Saugatuck High School students

Students from Saugatuck High School created their own sex-trafficking installation

Inspired by Pamela's ArtPrize 2014 work, The Scarlet Cord, Saugatuck High School students created their own anti-trafficking installation. To prepare, the students connected with Pamela via email, text messaging, Skype, and even a visit to her garage studio. With creative tips and armfuls of donated supplies, students returned to their school to create a socially engaged installment, challenging their fellow classmates to get involved in ending human trafficking.

Saugatuck High School students working with Pamela on sex trafficking awareness exhibit Saugatuck High School students working with Pamela on sex trafficking awareness exhibit Saugatuck High School students working with Pamela on sex trafficking awareness exhibit

Pamela working with students in her garage studio

With Pamela's input, the students learned how to continue the dialogue—through art—for those who are held in sexual bondage. The project challenged students to find their own voice for the victims of human trafficking.

Melissa Goodell
Art Teacher
Saugatuck High School

World Hunger Exhibit

January through April, 2017 – Grand Rapids Public Museum School

Pamela tutored students of the Grand Rapids Public Museum Lyceum through an ArtPrize mockup exhibit. For this class, students selected a topic, gathered supplies, created a work, and collected donations to benefit Kids' Food Basket, a nonprofit feeding local children. Several weeks into the project, one student commented, “Wow, artists have to work really hard.” So true! Through much creative effort, students learned how art can be a powerful tool to benefit others and influence worldwide change.

Students create World Hunger exhibit

Students create World Hunger exhibit

Students create posters and collected donations for “Kids Food Basket” to benefit hungry children in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Students created posters and collected donations for “Kids Food Basket” to benefit hungry children in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Pamela Alderman's creative talent and passion inspired students to serve others through interactive healing art.

Christopher Hanks
Principal
Grand Rapids Public Museum School