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We are proud to team up with Artists for Humanity (AFH), a social impact organization that fuses creativity and enterprise to benefit teens, their families and their neighborhoods. Their mission is to:
Provide under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design
We love how their mission aligns perfectly with our desire to do more and make a mark by supporting students on their journey to find their creative voices. Allowing them to explore their interests in a safe and supportive environment will provide them the confidence they need to engage with the world in a productive way.
At AFH, the teens are actually employed in the following creative fields:
- Graphic Design
- 3D Design
- Video/Event Production
- Creative Technology
They enter the program to earn money, yet what they ultimately find is a culture of respect, responsibility and empowerment. They learn to value creativity and build relationships with their peers, their mentors and their clients.
How It Works
Projects are commissioned or works are exhibited by local companies, government entities or non-profit organizations in their field of choice. These projects range from art installations to visual identity and brand collateral work to murals or large scale sculptures to event photography as well as video productions. The sky is truly the limit of their artistic expression, especially when multiple fields work in collaboration.
As teams are established and the design process begins, the teens are able to: engage in experiential learning, gain access to technology and shift their perceptions of their own role in society.
Being part of the AFH community, reinforces the development of meaningful relationships and helps form a creative vision. While working on these projects, the opportunity exists for individual expression, personal growth and community leaders to emerge.
Besides sparking their artistic interests, teens are set up for success with tutoring, college readiness programs and alumni support. The intangible benefits of all these factors are tremendous. Most importantly is the development of self-esteem, resilience, workforce readiness and financial accountability.
This inevitably results in a positive impact on their lives and leads the way to a more just and equitable future. A key solution to local economic challenges is their ability to drive change on their own doorsteps.
There is so much more to this amazing organization than I can do justice to here. Please explore all aspects of their social impact on their website and be sure to follow them on social media to stay current on all the good work they are doing. You may also support them directly by purchasing their artwork or hiring them for a project of your own. As an added bonus, enjoy this virtual tour of their creative studios to gain a first hand perspective from the teens themselves. It is truly inspiring!