ArtREACH Program for Homeless Children



I am an educator in Young at Art's ArtREACH program in South Florida.

"Homeless children are by most accounts among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population, accounting for 25 percent of the urban homeless population. Homelessness causes difficult social, emotional and physical barriers for children, sometimes leading to low self-esteem, emotional trauma, lack of self-confidence, depression, unhappiness, lack of personal hygiene, lack of sleep, and hunger. Young At Art Children’s Museum’s ArtREACH program helps to improve the lives of these children by establishing a safe, productive, creative environment that nurtures their artistic, emotional and educational growth."
http://www.imls.gov/profiles/sept05.shtm

For more information:

http://www.youngatartmuseum.org/grantimls.php

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