Youth Initiative

Youth Initiative

Artist-led Youth Workshops

Empowering young people of minority and immigrant communities to find and activate their voices for justice

“Community Exploration,” our initiative for youth, builds awareness of economic and social justice issues by exposing our participants to multi-disciplinary art forms.

The goal of the program is to develop “community actors” who can begin to use their creative skills to engage in actions that lead to social change. Artist-led workshops are an integral part of summer camp programs at six St. Louis city recreation centers that mostly serve African American youth, and four faith-based venues for immigrants and refugees. The program has served 250 to 300 inner-city youth between the ages of 7 and 12 over two months every June and July since 2012.

Download our Youth Initiative Overview.