The Weekly Mentor Program matches pairs of adult volunteer mentors with groups of kids living in social service facilities, for one-hour art sessions each week.
Mentors are people who make a profound difference in the life of a child. Free Arts trains mentors in youth development and art therapy techniques. We provide best practices to encourage appropriate social interaction, create a sense of self-worth, build trust, and help the kids find new ways to express emotions. No artistic expertise is necessary. The estimated time commitment is 3 hours/week.