ArtReach Orlando provides art programs for youth experiencing difficult economic and social situations who may not have access to the arts. Through the creative process, we are exploring the link between art, social justice, and the healing process. Many of our students struggle with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Through art and self-expression, youth can safely explore these issues and create personal solutions that develop their self-worth and emotional resilience. By fostering creativity, we are encouraging and empowering young people to imagine the positive changes they wish to see in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
ArtReach Orlando is a 501c (3), private operating foundation founded in 2012. ArtReach Orlando supports collaborative art programs between teachers, schools, organizations and local artists with the emphasis on high quality visual art programming for youth. We are supported by an outstanding team of teaching artists and proven partnerships with Orange County Public Schools and other community organizations.
Our practice of providing a safe space and building community is inspired by The Principles of How We Treat Each Other by the Peace & Justice Institute at Valencia College. ArtReach Orlando’s staff models the principles through student and community relationships.