Good Journey Development Foundation
Xpress U Thru Art
Xpress U Thru Art engages youth ages 8 to 18 in community and schools to address behavioral health challenges through healing arts. Youth explore trauma, oppression, emotions, reinforce community support, and build skills in resiliency and self and community care. The teaching artist guides 10 to 15 young people in their creative work through 14 sessions and four art projects that speak to who they are and what they feel. During the sessions, group and individual counseling is facilitated by the counselor to help youth learn to communicate their experiences, to reinforce and build upon their humanity, and create space for healing. Xpress U Thru Art youth make healthier life choices and develop as leaders.