Dates of Project: 2012
Field of Work: Improving health by focusing on the social determinants of health
Synopsis of the Work: ARTreach sponsored four workshops for 15-20 youth each to expose them to new ways of expressing their emotions and encourage them to explore and develop new talents.
Story Told: In one of the workshops, students wrote and performed poetry. A local slam master and other poets served as mentors. A videographer recorded students’ performances. “They learned that their feelings actually matter, and that being vulnerable and sharing those things with other people was a way to connect more meaningfully,” said Briana Mackey, who started the project.