A.R.T. for Life summer program to unveil new mural at College Station City Hall

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 4:55 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Art is a special form of therapy and for at-risk youth in the juvenile system, it can also be a saving grace.

Art for Reaching Teens, or A.R.T. for Life, is a hands-on, artist-mentored youth program that provides these kids with a foundation for making better life choices.

Juvenile Services Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator Cornelius Gray has seen the impact of the program first-hand.

“You see it mostly in their confidence. In the beginning, they’re unsure of the choices they make with their art. When they make a mistake, we tell them to paint over it and try again. With those corrections and new techniques they’re given, that produces confidence and a better understanding of the process.”

To watch the full interview, click the video player above.

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