Young Artists In Service serves people of all ages and walks of life. Although, teenagers are the heartbeat of the program, Young Artists In Service also serves many young children who attend our offerings and are given an opportunity to experience themselves as artists while engaging with friendly and responsible teenage role models. Additionally, adults who volunteer with Young Artists In Service often rediscover their creative abilities. This mixed age group provides opportunities for participants to simultaneously become students and teachers.
Young Artists In Service is a dynamic youth program that has its roots in creative culture, youth fellowship and community service. By creating service opportunities and cooperative art experiences, the program serves the teenage youth that participate by giving them an opportunity to create art, connect with other teenage artists and experience themselves as valuable participants in their communities.
These amazing youth, led by gifted artist and teacher Jean-Pierre (JP) Verdijo, have completed beautiful and uplifting murals at Casa Marianella, Austin Children’s Shelter, Refugee Services of Texas and Multi-Cultural Refugee Coalition.
To suggest a mural location or to sponsor a mural, please contact Jean-Pierre Verdijo at JP@amalafoundation.org.