Kicking off our blog series in preparation for PULP: paper art party 2017 and our charity fundraising campaign, here are a few words from Sharon Abel, Art Director at Evergreen Centre and founder of Jubilee Designs.
The Evergreen Centre for Street Youth offers drop-in arts programming three times a week. Youth are invited to engage in both individual activities and group projects, both for their own use and for exhibitions such as PULP.
Many of the youth come to Art Space with a desire to make things they can sell, such as jewelry or bags or screen printed t-shirts. Although Evergreen has an employment centre and can provide assistance with finding work, so many youth are not ready for full-time employment and would benefit from positive casual work experiences.