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The 2021 Street Art Festival: Children Chalk the Walk for a Good Cause

Story written by Pamela S Gockley

Apr 19, 2021

READING, PENNSYLVANIA – Tag along with a friend to The Camel Project Street Art Festival, where all ages can show off their drawing talents with chalk on the paved lot at the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center. This event will take place on Saturday, June 5th, 2021, from 9 am to 2 pm. This festival will take place on the beautiful Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center, 2615 Warren Rd, Reading, PA 19604 campus. The Camel Project is partnering with the O’Pake Institute and The Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement at Alvernia University.

The Camel Project is a nonprofit organization and seeks to reduce violence and what bullied children need. 74% of students have been the target or witnessed bullying by ninth grade. The Camel Project focuses on building confidence with each child, primarily through these tough times caused by trauma,

“Many children have not had enough social interactions. During this event, children event can do whatever and be weird as they want to be,” Pam Gockley said, the founder of The Camel Project. Pam Gockley founded this nonprofit organization on what she needed as a child that she did not have. “In this organization, adults can interact with the youth and children to help balance their emotions and behaviors by being balanced adults,” Gockley said. She wanted children to build self-awareness, confidence, and problem-solving and adaptive skills, which they may not experience.

We design our events for students and adults to experience healthy balanced relationships by encouraging creativity that leads to self-awareness and confidence. Pam Gockley hopes to bring a mental wellness day where children can be creative artists and in a safe environment. This event offers many fun activities offered at this event. They will have vendors, food trucks, and a couple of food stations. There will also be a DJ, and several art interactive demonstrations, where adults and children can enjoy and participate. A tub of 20 sidewalk chalks with seven colors, donated by NAPA auto parts at Hyde Villa, will be provided to all registered artists to express themselves.

Many nonprofits organizations and corporate sponsors will be joining together to build healthy communities. This day will be marvelous; come out and support these organizations and bring along a friend. Social distancing and masks will be practiced and worn throughout this event. For more information on this event, please visit the Camel Project’s website at www.thecamelproject.org. Also, you may contact Pam Gockley at (717) 964-7086.

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