The Imagine Bus Project engages incarcerated youth in fine art as a vehicle for them to build the life-skills they need to reduce their risk of recidivism. Each 90-minute session begins with an introduction to a life-skill that explicitly addresses any antisocial thinking, temperament, and associates while building important skills like communication, decision-making, and empathy. The youth then engage in a fine arts-project taught by teaching artists/mentors who serve as strong role models. By introducing art materials, techniques, and the creative process in a formal group setting, youth are exposed to positive methods for expression and communication and are inspired to discover their best-selves.
Success Centers is proud to announce our merger with Each One Reach One, our sister agency for the last 15 years. We are excited to formally adopt their nationally-renowned arts programming – programming we know makes a difference in the lives of the young people we serve. Leading our arts program is Robin Sohnen, former executive director of Each One Reach One. To honor this legacy, we have retained the name for our arts program. The Each One Reach One (EORO) Program offers marginalized youth a voice to be heard. The program is comprised of a variety of arts programming, most notably the Playwriting Project. This award-winning program pairs youth one-on-one with theater artist mentors to write an original one-act play. Professional actors perform the works before a live audience inside the juvenile detention facility or alternative high school.
For more information on our arts programs and how you can get involved,
contact Robin Sohnen