Engaging young people through art unlocks
Creativity allows them to express and trust themselves. It builds a spirit of inquiry and exploration.
With explorers’ spirits, they fall in love with learning.
Add caring and life skills, and they are empowered to take charge of their lives.
Participants come away loving art, loving learning, and realizing they’re not powerless but powerful beyond measure.
They use their belief in themselves to flourish and improve their lives - to test better, engage in their education, graduate high school, and get jobs.
They bring the power of public art to their communities and connect New York City’s diverse neighborhoods.