Youth grapple with issues of racial and social justice every day. Our newest program gives middle and high school students dynamic opportunities to address these issues head-on and advocate for change. Local professional artists guide the students as they express their thoughts through original artwork, poetry, and performance pieces. Projects have included a large-scale movable mural on fence posts, an original multi-disciplinary theater piece performed at Moody Performance Hall, and a deeply moving storytelling and photography exhibition.
Three student-led showcases are hosted annually, typically with youth working during breaks in the academic year. The projects focus on personal story-telling from the lens of each student and cross multiple media types, including painting, spoken word, sculpture, photography, videography and digital arts.