To empower and transform the lives of youth, giving young people the skills, experience, and self-confidence to meet their full potential

Youth Spirit Artworks is a green, interfaith non-profit that provides art jobs and job training empowering homeless and low-income youth ages 16 to 25. We fulfill our mission through two program areas, Studio Art, involving young people as leaders in creating commercial art to sell; and Community Art, harnessing youth creativity in public art making, including murals, tile walls and other art for neighborhood revitalization.

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1. Building youth self confidence and promoting experiences of personal transformation;

2. Modeling experiences of healthy family and community relationships;

3. Teaching youth specific skills related to commercial arts and entrepreneurship;

4. Providing youth with an income from sales of art and helping them learn to budget and manage money;

5. Teaching youth about their power and ability to change the world.

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