Low-income, foster care and at-risk youth are on a 'cradle to prison' pathway that costs more than the educational solutions to fix it. By providing a safe space to utilize art as a creative thinking tool to improve educational and career development, this project takes action to halt the "cradle to prison" scenario for youth and empowers them towards successful future.
ASI provides a safe space in Asheville, NC for youth and families in need to receive nutrition, a gratitude journal, sketchbook, art supplies, mentors, field trips, art skills, wellness/stress-reduction exercises, life skills, etiquette, career development, environmental awareness and educational support.
ASI provides a safe space for programs utilizing art as a creative thinking tool for learning and career path development. Leveling the playing field for at-risk youth, ASI is taking action to halt the "cradle to prison" scenario (http://www.artstudiomiami.org/?p=604) that is currently playing out for youth across the country, empowering youth and families in need towards self-sufficiency and inspiring them to be a catalyst for positive change in their communities.