Art Studio LA | CHAI Life Arts for Youth in Need



Provide creative holistic arts integration (CHAI) Life Arts programs including meals, mentoring, and educational support for youth and families in need in Los Angeles, CA. The programs encourage creative thinking, personal responsibility, career development, environmental awareness, and positive self-images - all which increase student's chances at self-sufficiency & long-term success. Mentors, field trips & guest speakers increase relevancy and exposure to careers via the arts.
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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.

Long-Term Impact

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 ( 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.

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This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Location: Miami, FL - USA
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Project Leader:
Shari Kircher
Operations Director
Miami, Florida United States

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