Each year, five Epiphany students participate in the Take5 program with photographer Brenda Bancel. Students work closely with Mrs. Bancel and with one another, learning the fundamentals of photography and expressing themselves through their photographs. At the end of the school year, Take5 holds a student exhibit showcasing each student’s best work from the year.
“I chose to work with the Epiphany School because I have been very moved by their work with kids in the Boston area. Their efforts are tireless. Their board and their teachers are unrivaled. They have work to do, and they do it. These kids come from difficult circumstances and almost all have recently witnessed violence. I’m so proud of the Take 5 kids. They opened themselves up to me through their lenses. They became more self-aware through journal writing and photography exercises on self-expression, and in the process it was these kids who taught me a lot.” –Brenda Bancel, Take 5 Foundation President