Create Now gives youth opportunities to find their voices through arts mentoring and education. We especially serve children ages 2-21 who have been abused, neglected, homeless, domestic violence victims, incarcerated, etc. by matching them with artists, writers, musicians, actors, dancers and others, including mentors who teach life skills. Create Now provides training and materials to implement therapeutic programs in music, writing, visual arts, performing arts, fashion and digital media at 100+ partner agencies, like shelters and group homes.
While Create Now focuses on using arts education as an intervention tool for vulnerable youth, our programs help prevent cycles of abuse, homelessness and violence. We also reach disadvantaged students in Title 1 schools who are at-risk of dropping out.
Each year, we bring thousands of these "forgotten children" who have fallen through the cracks to concerts, plays and other cultural events at premiere venues in the region. We have reached 37,000 of the neediest youth in Southern California during the last 20 years.
On Wednesday, December 7th, we'll be celebrating our 20th Anniversary at PRANK, a new restaurant/bar opening in our trendy South Park neighborhood near STAPLES and LA Live. It will be hosted by Simon Quarterman, star of HBO's "Westworld" and there will be a number of our alumni and mentors present. There's a silent auction, too.
We need a couple of photographers to document the event. You'll get free food and drinks, and the chance to make a difference by capturing this milestone for Create Now.
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