You can change the course of a teen's life this summer.

Support creative jobs for creative youth today! 

 

Very soon, the Boston Public School year will come to a close and thousands of teens will charge from their schools energized for the summer ahead. Yet all too soon that enthusiasm turns into frustration for those youth without something challenging and productive to do for the months ahead, and no money to do it with. Frustration and lack of opportunity can lead to poor teen choices. 

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Artists For Humanity will employ as many under-resourced youth as possible (150+) in meaningful jobs this summer in every inch of the EpiCenter. We will also deploy teens offsite to paint amazing public murals in the Fenway, engaging teens in creative placemaking by designing and installing a temporary public art installation at Liberty Mutual, and introducing wall art and interactive painting in the new “bike corridor” at the Boston Innovation and Design Building. We’ll be partnering with Converse on Career Exploration days at their Lovejoy Wharf offices, and further integrating STEM into artmaking as teens create a 20-foot floating urban island mandala in Fort Point Channel that encompasses biomimicry to help restore the ecosystem and biodiversity of the Channel.  Wow!

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With your support today, teens like “Pineapple,” Jamaleek, and Samantha will have an opportunity to be challenged and to earn a wage as paid apprentices this summer. We believe, along with Mel King, that teens have the strength and capacity to do almost anything. At AFH, they will continue to learn by creating; they will gain confidence by interacting with each other and with clients; they will develop skills to fully participate in this amazing community of Boston; they will find new pathways to thrive as young adults because they have the will to make a difference in their lives and their community!

 

Your contribution will be creating amazing opportunities and work experiences that will change the course of a teen’s life this summer – and for years to come!

14.5%

Only 14.5% of high school teens from low-income households are employed versus 32% of teens from high-income households

100% of AFH participants graduate from high school.

100%

280

With 280 teens employed in 2015, AFH is the largest on-site employer of high school students in Boston. 

A summer job increases the likelihood of a teen graduating from high school, and improves a teen’s future employability and earning potential. 

83% of our young artists and designers are from low and very low income families.

83%

You can change the course of a teen's life this summer.

Support creative jobs for creative youth today!

14.5%

100%

83%

Very soon, the Boston Public School year will come to a close and thousands of teens will charge from their schools energized for the summer ahead. Yet all too soon that enthusiasm turns into frustration for those youth without something challenging and productive to do for the months ahead, and no money to do it with. Frustration and lack of opportunity can lead to poor teen choices. 

100% of AFH participants graduate from high school.

83% of our young artists and designers are from low and very low income families.

With 280 teens employed in 2015, AFH is the largest on-site employer of high school students in Boston. 

Only 14.5% of high school teens from low-income households are employed versus 32% of teens from high-income households

A summer job increases the likelihood of a teen graduating from high school, and improves a teen’s future employability and earning potential. 

Artists For Humanity will employ as many under-resourced youth as possible (150+) in meaningful jobs this summer in every inch of the EpiCenter. We will also deploy teens offsite to paint amazing public murals in the Fenway, engaging teens in creative placemaking by designing and installing a temporary public art installation at Liberty Mutual, and introducing wall art and interactive painting in the new “bike corridor” at the Boston Innovation and Design Building. We’ll be partnering with Converse on Career Exploration days at their Lovejoy Wharf offices, and further integrating STEM into artmaking as teens create a 20-foot floating urban island mandala in Fort Point Channel that encompasses biomimicry to help restore the ecosystem and biodiversity of the Channel.  Wow!

With your support today, teens like “Pineapple,” Jamaleek, and Samantha will have an opportunity to be challenged and to earn a wage as paid apprentices this summer. We believe, along with Mel King, that teens have the strength and capacity to do almost anything. At AFH, they will continue to learn by creating; they will gain confidence by interacting with each other and with clients; they will develop skills to fully participate in this amazing community of Boston; they will find new pathways to thrive as young adults because they have the will to make a difference in their lives and their community!

 

Your contribution will be creating amazing opportunities and work experiences that will change the course of a teen’s life this summer – and for years to come!