|Mission statement||Our program employs, trains and mentors groups of at-risk and adjudicated youth ages 14-18 through the creation of public art murals. We also work with volunteer youth and adults in the creation of public art. To date, we have completed more than 400 murals since our founding in 1995. The youth we serve at ArtWorks are primarily mid-level offenders from the Juvenile Justice system. They need caring adults in their lives, positive engagement during non-school hours, employment skills and a sense of connection to the community in which they live. Through their involvement in ArtWorks’ programs they are given an opportunity to complete their first job experience, to earn their own wages, to begin to pay off any court ordered restitution owed to their victims and to become a contributing member of – and artist in – their communities.|
|Service(s) description||Visual Art, Mural Art Design|
|Program impact||not provided|
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