Morrill Elementary students learn about graffiti abatement

Morrill Elementary students learn about graffiti abatement
Posted on 10/19/2018

Morrill Elementary fourth grade students got a special visit from City of San Antonio Graffiti Program Coordinator Lisa McKenzie-Villanueva on Oct. 19.

During her visit, McKenzie-Villanueva read to the students the first and only children’s book focusing on graffiti vandalism, “Graffiti in Tahiti” by Victoria Wilson-Merritt. The story highlights the problem of graffiti and its solution by communicating the positive effects of volunteerism and community pride.

The students were fully engaged as McKenzie-Villanueva read and spoke to them about the importance of graffiti abatement.

“I feel the students really learned a lot from the visit,” Morrill Elementary Librarian Desiree Benavdies said. “We got a free copy of the book for the library so we can promote it even more, students can check it out and read it again.”

The visit is a part of the City of San Antonio’s goal to reach at least 1,000 fourth grade students within San Antonio during the month of October 2018.

Fourth grade teachers received a “No Graffiti” mug and students received a lunch bag with the text: “Don’t Let Graffiti Drag-on Call 3-1-1.”

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