Our Children's Program Mission 


The children’s program helps boys with severe emotional disturbances build self esteem, gain academic information, and hone life skills while creating art and having fun. 

In addition to our Adult Program, each week Studio By The Tracks offers a culture-based art curriculum to approximately twenty-five boys who live in a residential treatment program. Many of these boys, ages 6 -17, have experienced abuse or neglect, and the supportive, stimulating environment at the Studio brings out the best in them. Exciting art projects provide many teaching moments about art history, geography, and good work habits. When the children persevere through challenging projects, they often surprise themselves by realizing how capable they are. Our work with these children constitutes 1/3 of our program.