The program encourages our kids to use their painting skill and talent, which they are so excited to do. More importantly, for the younger kids and the Paterson community, the older kids have the opportunity to step into leadership positions teaching the younger students art techniques that they've learned.
The studio is a place where our kids feel very safe, leading to their willingness to open up. The kids are learning to communicate their thoughts and feelings and being taught God's word.
Started as a program to last for a summer, we feel very strongly about the importance of continuing it through the Fall, and God-willing beyond.