According to the Department of Children and Family Services, as of this April, more than 34,000 children in Los Angeles County were receiving Child Welfare Services as the result of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Engaging with the arts and positive adult mentors can help to undermine cycles of violence and build confidence through creative expression. Free Arts for Abused Children fosters imagination, self-confidence, and positive relationships with adult mentors for youth living in troubled circumstances, by organizing free programs and events that encourage healing through art.
The Free Arts Day Program invites young people to participate in arts festivals and workshops, engaging with adult artist mentors and their peers as they create enduring works of art. Free Arts Days offer a variety of themed stations and give kids an opportunity to share their artwork with other festival-goers. On an upcoming Free Arts Day, the organization aims to sponsor approximately 25–50 at-risk, abused, and homeless young people to help create a mural that will be installed at a Free Arts partner agency. Free Arts hopes to purchase professional-quality panels, mounting equipment, paint, and other supplies so the children can create a mural that will withstand the vicissitudes of time.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund the supplies necessary for youth to paint a mural on Free Arts Day. If G-Team members raise $500, Free Arts will be able to purchase professional quality panels, mounting equipment, paint, and other art supplies to complete the mural. Each additional $10 raised will go toward general funding for the Free Arts Day Program.
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