Bread and Roses Missouri
Youth Initiative Program
The Youth Initiative is a visual arts-based curriculum that encourages youth to express their unique identities, explore healthy mental and physical choices, and feel empowered to engage in their communities. Visual arts lessons led by professional teaching artists open up conversations about emotional, social and physical well-being and social and economic justice issues. Our series of artist-led workshop sessions are offered in recreation and community centers, faith-based organizations, libraries, and in other accessible locations across the City and County. CSF funding will allow us to serve 350 children and youth (ages 7-12) each year (for 2 years) at up to 15 partner sites.