Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $50,000)
Through art-based programs, Youth Arts Unlocked will promote emotional stability and resiliency, increase literacy, enhance communications and prosocial skills, and improve physical health and well-being. Deliverables include implementation of two programs in Flint, Michigan. First, the Arts in Detention Program involves five weekly 90-minute workshops in the visual and performing arts as well as 60-minute yoga workshops. Second, the Arts on Probation Program conducts weekly 60-minute visual arts workshops. In addition, the grant will support partnerships among youth-serving and arts and cultural organizations, churches, universities and colleges, and businesses to present specialty arts and cultural workshops and to mount art exhibits. By delivering these programs and partnerships, the grant is expected to achieve transformational changes for disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and communities.