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Our program2021-05-24T16:05:57+00:00

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 exhibits:

2021-Young-Artists-Today-Exhibition-&-Competition-Invitation
Friday 04/09 – 12/31/ 2021 

Greater Flint Arts Council

Young Artists Today Online Exhibit

HERSTORY: UNLOCKED

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

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These sponsors make Youth Arts: Unlocked possible

Hagerman Foundation Logo Community Foundation Greater Flint National Endowment for the Arts & Arts Midwest logo
Michigan Counsel for the Arts & Cultural Affairs Logo Genesee County Michigan Mi Humanities
The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Logo Greater Flint Arts Council Logo National Endowment for the Humanities
SF Burke & DJ Anderson Charitable Fund Flint ReCast
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