Educate, Empower and Heal 75 at-risk Haitian youth

$439 $89,561
Raised Remaining


Provide a prevention program using arts integration for 75 at-risk youth three days a week in the impoverished Little Haiti community of Miami, FL including meals, mentoring, and educational support

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Youth in Little Haiti are on a ‘cradle to prison’ pathway that costs more than the educational solutions to fix it. They live in extreme poverty, some with no electricity or running water and are exposed to violence, drugs, and poverty-related trauma. 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 75 youth and empowers them towards successful futures.

How will this project solve this problem?

ASI provides at-risk youth with nutrition, gratitude journal, sketchbook, art supplies, mentors, field trips, art skills, wellness/stress-reduction exercises, life skills, etiquette, career development, environmental awareness and educational support

Potential Long Term Impact

This project uses art as a creative thinking tool to level the playing field for 75 at-risk youth, empowering them towards self-sufficiency and inspiring them to be a catalyst for positive change in their communities and their home country of Haiti.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $439

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $439 .  The original project funding goal was $90,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Project Leader

Ian Welsch

Operations Director
Miami, FL United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Educate, Empower and Heal 75 at-risk Haitian youth