PHOTO GALLERY: Look at This Amazing Artwork from an Innovative New York City Probation Program that Just Got a Gold Star from Researchers
New York City’s probation department and Carnegie Hall are touting a new report describing their arts initiative for youth as a “highly transformative,” model program. Over 2,300 young people from underserved city neighborhoods, about half of them on probation, have participated in filmmaking, painting, magazine production, and spoken word, music, or dance performance projects through the program, called NeON Arts, which launched in 2013.
Bring That Beat Back: The Power of Arts to Heal Youth in the Justice System
Within the freshly painted walls of Los Angeles County’s newest juvenile detention camp, Khalil Cummings is re-kindling a conversation that stretches back more than a millennium. Cradling a djembe drum, Cummings’ adept hands tease out the insistent beats of the soli rhythm, one of several hundred unique rhythms used to mark all kinds of life events from the Malinke tradition of West Africa.