Youth Arts Alliance!

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Youth Arts Alliance! provides creative arts workshops inside juvenile detention and residential treatment facilities in southeast Michigan! The primary artistic and cultural objective is placemaking. This is beyond the commitment Youth Arts Alliance! has made to provide arts programming to youth who have very little access to arts resources in their neighborhoods; the creative spaces we make in residential and detention facilities and the immediate community have facilitated incredible processing through taking positive, artistic risks while exploring the issues that have brought youth into the Juvenile Justice system. Youth tell us they feel safe and free to express themselves.

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“I went in feeling apathetic and came out proud and enthusiastic. ” 

“I can take my anger and feelings out on paper.”

“It was a good learning experience.”