Art from Ashes workshop facilitators are not teachers, coaches or therapists (or even necessarily artists/poets). The youth are doing the work of creating, we are simply there as facilitators--holding a safe space for expression and delivering our award-winning curriculum. The transformational curriculum guides the youth through the process of expression, connection and transformation (please visit our website for more information on the Art from Ashes transformative creative process: www.artfromashes.org).
Our Phoenix Rising youth empowerment program uses poetry and spoken word to help struggling youth, typically age 14 to 24, develop an awareness of their creative genius and their power to find hope and promise in their lives.
SPECIALIZED TRAINING is required and depending on ability and intention, facilitators have the opportunity to move into a paid position within the agency.
Above all, an Art from Ashes youth empowerment facilitator must be sensitive to the issues that confront struggling youth, and must have an understanding of the organization’s transformational and artistic process, as well as our core values and mission statement.
Due to the sensitive nature of the program and the abandonment issues of the population with which we work, your consistency and commitment is a requirement to work with youth.
People of color and those identifying as LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Mission of Art from Ashes is to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression,connection and transformation.
Since its inception in 2003, Art from Ashes (AfA) has provided creative empowerment workshops to high-risk youth, facilitating expression, connection and transformation among the most neglected and vulnerable segments of our community. AfA’s creative programs use the combination of creativity and neurology to provide workshops that not only offer young people access to the arts and to their creative power, but in doing so also address risk factors among struggling young people. Our foundational program, Phoenix Rising, uses poetry and spoken word to empower young people through the language of metaphor. Other programs include Drawing on Air, Casting Shadows and Wingspan. To date, AfA has provided creative workshops with more than 150 partnering organizations for more than 11,000 young people who have survived traumatic events, are victims of abuse, neglect and/or poverty, and are at risk for or engaged in destructive behaviors.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
1310 W 10th AveDenver, CO80204
February 15, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
We work with your schedule and availability.
Be passionate about social change and compassionate about the struggles youth face.