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A.R.T. in Action Workshop

AFO is thrilled to partner with A.R.T. in Action to offer a 12 session art program for our participants.

A.R.T in Action was founded in 2014 by artists Mailyne Briggs of  Dream Love Grow and Sarah Lickley. Mailyne and Sarah met while engaging youth and promoting employment and entrepreneurship. They are both passionate about art’s vital importance in young people’s lives and believe strongly in the positive impact that art can have. They noticed the lack of arts programming in various communities and wanted to make an effort to change that. With the support of local artists and generous donors, they were able to facilitate a free 6-week art and multimedia workshop for youth ages 14-29 at PQCHC.

The programming offered by A.R.T in Action has connected youth with art professionals and business owners and in doing so, provided mentorship and employment opportunities. With a small but dedicated team, A.R.T in Action is growing to become an inspiration and integral part of building relationships with youth so they can be a positive change within their own community.

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