Federal Government Holding Mural Contest for Runaway, Homeless Youth

The 2017 FYSB Mural Contest winner, created by youth at Teen Living Programs in Chicago.

The 2017 FYSB Mural Contest winner, created by youth at Teen Living Programs in Chicago.

The Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF), is hosting the eighth iteration of its mural contest for runaway and homeless youth.

Grantees of the agency’s Runaway and Homeless Youth program are eligible to work with their youth to produce a mural along this year’s theme, “Realizing Youth Potential.” Judges include a panel of bureau staff, as well as staff and youth from the National Safe Place Network.

The mural contest began in 2011. Past winners include the Listening Ear Crisis Center in Michigan, Bridge Over Troubled Waters in Boston and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

The deadline to enter the contest is May 11. Click here to get details on the contest, and click here for a look at the winning murals from 2011 to 2015.

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