Students will first look at different cartooning styles and learn about basic materials. Throughout the program, every lesson provides a cultural learning component focusing on Japan, a current events section introducing concepts from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and an activism and social skills awareness lesson. They will be Introduced to "Kawaii," which are Japanese Manga animals--they begin with tracing the basics, then create their own. Next, they'll learn how to draw traditional Manga-style faces and facial expressions. They will then put everything together in a self-portrait Manga-style poster. This program is taught by Children Mending Hearts.