Provides young people with the opportunity to get more involved in writing, communications, video and photo editing, design, and social media—all highly marketable and beneficial job skills—while providing a valuable service to the community.
Gives young people the opportunity to earn an income while learning life and job skills. They stay positively engaged, learn responsibility, build self-confidence, and discover the value of community leadership.
Connects adult mentors with young people to give them a creative outlet while teaching job skills; creating pieces boosts self-image and confidence at the ages when kids are vulnerable to destructive influences.
Allows youth to explore their creativity and develop valuable life skills—discipline, attention to detail, perseverance, respect for processes—while staying off the streets. Program is ready to expand.
Offers comprehensive training that focuses on parenting skills, relationships, and parental self-esteem. Develops self-confidence, leadership, and critical reflection skills parents need to address the violence their children face on the streets.