ACHF Arts Access
Underserved youth demonstrate increased artistic and leadership skills as they explore career opportunities in the arts through the lens of nature and environmental stewardship. The project is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data using pre and post-surveys, implementing a reflective protocol process that promotes continuous improvement, and reporting informal observations.
Nineteen underserved youth increased artistic and leadership skills as they explored career opportunities mentored by artists inspired by nature. Participants, both teens and artists, participated in reflection sessions held directly after an experience using a SWOT analysis approach. Teens wrote and drew in journals throughout the duration of the program and often referred to their journals as a way to evaluate the week. They also participated in a pre-program survey to determine areas of the visual arts they wanted to explore. All participated in a final reflection session and a formal evaluation of the program.
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