New York City schoolchildren went to Union Square Park in Manhattan to showcase their artwork and stand for causes they believe in. The students painted tables and benches with kaleidoscopic colors and heartfelt messages, taking a stand against bullying, xenophobia, sexual harassment, prejudice and gun violence.
The kids are enrolled in educational arts programs with LEAP, which serves 20,000 children across New York City. LEAP promotes opportunities for diverse communities that are underserved in the arts. (Michael Walsh/Yahoo News)
Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News