|Pictured: Equal Access to Water, a collaborative painting by PeaceJam members and the Coral Shores High School National Science Honor Society. L-R: First State Bank Assistant Vice President/Key Largo Branch Manager Nola Acker, Melanie Meroni of Key Largo, Natalie Sassine of Islamorada, First State Bank Tradewinds Branch Manager Patti Marshall, Savannah Ackles of Key Largo, (Kneeling Front L-R:) Leah Sutter and Emily Hill of Tavernier.|
|Pictured: (L-R, top row) Key West High School Student Eric Vinson, First State Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Maria Garcia, Mindy Vinson, First State Bank Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager Brian Barroso, (L-R, bottom row) Key West High School Students Harley Roles-Douvier and Cheynne Wright.|
|Pictured: Be The Change Program Manager Mindy Vinson, First State Bank Assistant Vice President & Summerland Branch Manager Jason O'Brien, and First State Bank Vice President / Lower Keys Senior Manager Shana Casey.|
|Pictured: First State Bank Vice President/Marathon City Executive Lori Bailey (center) and Marathon Branch Manager Becky Shifflett (right) with PeaceJam Board member Alexander Morato.|
First State Bank of the Florida Keys offices Keyswide are hosting the Be the Change of the Florida Keys youth art project entitled A Peace of Art.
Designed by students throughout the Keys to promote awareness and inspire action toward social issues including: equal access to water, hunger and poverty, racism and hate and the cycle of violence to global disease and human poverty, The Peace of Art project consists of 10 paintings, depicting the “10 Global Call to Action” issues of PeaceJam, an international youth movement and partner of Be the Change.
Featured pieces of the project will be on rotation throughout August at First State Bank’s Simonton Street, Boulevard, Big Pine, Marathon, Key Largo & Tradewinds offices. The entire Peace of Art collection along with information on each project can be found on the Bank’s award winning website www.KeysBank.com ‘Keys Community’ page.
“Our partnership with First State Bank is another example of locals working with locals to improve our community and society in general,” said Mindy Vinson, Be the Change Program Manager.
PeaceJam’s mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass the spirit, skills and wisdom they embody.
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