The ArtWrite Collective collaborates with nonprofits and other organizations to facilitate arts programming that stimulates creativity, nourishes resiliency, develops life skills, cultivates internal assets, and expands external resources for LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and young womyn. We celebrate stories of strength and see youth as resources in our community.
Our primary organizational partner in this work is Briarpatch Youth Services. We work with their transitional living program on a weekly basis and will work with their girls groups on a monthly basis. We also collaborate with their advocates to design positive youth development programs that can be transferred to other organizations’ portfolios.
Other emerging organizational partnerships focused on creative youth development include GSAFE, Operation Fresh Start, Lussier Community Center, and the Transition Education Program.