Fostering Creativity in Foster Care

ARTreach will be working in partnership with DePelchin Children's Center and in conjunction with One Voice Texas and Youth in Foster Care Working Group within the Alliance for Economic Inclusion (AEI) to support the financial well being for youth in foster care. Fatima Donaldson of Fala Creative is supporting the experience by working with ARTreach to deliver a specialized marketing and screen-printing workshop that teaches basic art and business practices to promote creativity and entrepreneurial skills.   The focus of the project is youth ages 14-22 who are in or have aged out of the foster care system in Texas.  This workshop provides experiential opportunities and financial education throughout the week that is critical in preparing the youth to be independent and sustain that independence when they leave foster care. 

Based on the success of the pilot, and the workshop outcomes, ARTreach will collaborate with DePelchin, the AEI Youth in Foster Car working group and other interested parties in expanding this opportunity and making it a consistent activity throughout the year.