Free Arts uses art to restore hope, resiliency and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 4-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness.
Our Courthouse program provides a safe space for children at the courthouse to create art and express themselves while they are waiting for their court hearing. The Courthouse program is located at Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park.The program runs between 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Volunteer shifts are from 9:00-12 PM and 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Volunteers must commit to one shift a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. All volunteers must attend one 3 hour training at the courthouse. The training takes place once a month.
Additionally, we offer the Free Arts Mentorship Program (A more involved volunteer opportunity) and administrative internships: The Free Arts Mentorship Program is designed to to use the creative arts to foster life skills, self-confidence, and resilience. Each week participants create art and engage in dialogue, covering topics such as communication, identity, and family. These programs take place at our partner agencies and are located throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers serve as mentors for the children and provide classroom support to the staff and facilitators who lead the programs. The programs meet for 1.5 hours, once a week, for 8-10 weeks.
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Some Evenings and Weekends Available
Tags: at-risk youth, art