Art Beat is a support program that combines arts instruction, academic support and counseling services for youth served by Youth Outreach Services’
Our artists are always in need of art supplies. Take a look at our Art Beat Wish List for more information.
And The Beat Goes On
It’s a simple room populated with two tables, some basic art supplies and a cement floor tagged with graffiti art. But, for the participants of Art Beat, a support program based in Youth Outreach Services’
“Our primary goal for the group it to improve self control and build the strength to disengage from gangs, negative peers, substance abuse, academic struggles, whatever’s holding them back,” said Erica Badie, the YOS counselor who started Art Beat in 2010. “It’s about finding the ability to apply for a job or do your homework, things that are going to make you successful.”.... Click here to continue article.