Youth Self-Advocacy Through Art
Our Youth Self-Advocacy Through Art program works with incarcerated youth to sharpen their advocacy and leadership skills, share their experiences through creative expression, and mobilize communities for change. Each summer the program brings incarcerated youth together with artists and advocates to produce media campaigns and mobile exhibitions designed to spark dialogue and inspire action on the causes, impacts, and alternatives to the school-to-prison pipeline.
This program is in partnership with Legal Aid Justice Center and the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center and was inspired by the Performing Statistics project. It is supported by the Robins Foundation's Community Innovation Grant and the Art for Justice Fund. Any questions should be directed to Gina Lyles, Program Manager, at [email protected] or 804-233-4180.
More information, artwork, and ways to get involved can be found at: www.performingstatistics.org.
Learn about the advocacy campaign at www.riseforyouth.org.