At ARTS, our goal is not to simply train new generations of artists, but rather to inspire future generations of innovative, empathetic, and visionary creators who will reinvest in their communities and make the world a better place for all of us.

ARTS does this through:

  • free classes in a variety of artistic disciplines for youth ages 11-22
  • paid internships with professional mentors for students who want to pursue higher education or a career in a creative field  
  • community-driven revitalization efforts that let youth take the lead in enhancing the quality of life of all residents
  • an on-site resource network of support that includes mental health and wellness counseling, college and career advising, and leadership coaching