Java Kitrick2017 Grant Awardees



This multi-disciplinary Therapeutic Arts organization is supportive of youth transitioning from the correction system-detention, shelter care, intensive day treatment, or full corrections back into the community. This is an open studio group program specifically designed for high-risk youth. The program allows youth to engage in an art area of their choice be it dance, drumming, painting, poetry, spoken word, or theatrical arts as an apprentice working along side of a mentor. The goal of this program is to decrease recidivism as well as develop a bridge to employment skills, adult support and positive community contributions. This model provides a high staff to participant ratio which helps to   build trust and deepens connection.http://exyomke.org