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Bringing the arts to justice involved youth, and their work to the public

Help bring art
to these kids!

Youth Arts: UNLOCKED brings artists and arts workshops to justice-involved youth in Flint and Genesee County.

Our goal is to introduce artistic concepts and techniques as a means of connecting, expressing, learning, and discovery.

We offer workshops in the visual arts, spoken word poetry, theatre, dance and yoga. A separate gender-based program HerStory: UNLOCKED addresses the unmet needs of incarcerated girls.

Our workshops take place inside the Genesee County Juvenile Justice Center (GCJJC) and at the Learning Co-op in Flint, Michigan.

Each year we bring the artwork created in our workshops to the public through our exhibits and in books and videos available on our website.

Our latest online exhibit:


Creating Together, Apart

A virtual exhibition of the creative works of girls detained at GCJJC prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019 – 2020

Our Virtual exhibit

Our Programs:

These sponsors make Youth Arts: Unlocked possible

CS Mott Foundation

Community Foundation Greater Flint
Greater Flint Arts Council Logo National Endowment for the Arts & Arts Midwest logo
Hurand Connection Mi Humanities
SF Burke & DJ Anderson Charitable Fund National Endowment for the Humanities
Hamo Law Firm Genesee Health Systems
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