Stitching Our Wings: Poetry & Artwork
by Young Women at Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice
Save Our Youth, a project of Red Salmon
Arts (RSA), gives voice and empowers Ňat riskÓ youth, redirecting
self-destructive patterns into positive and creative outlets through
participation in writing workshops that focus on culture, arts, and literacy.
Workshops help participants build self-esteem and develop verbal/written
communication and conflict resolution skills. Previously facilitated by
raślrsalinas, SOY has conducted extensive writing clinics in high schools,
middle schools, and juvenile justice facilities.
Save Our Youth is directed,
facilitated, and organized by a mostly volunteer crew of educators, students,
artists, activists, and visionaries.