Arts Program in New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward Seeks Support for “Save Youth Day” Kickstarter

Free public services and healthy activities for children are hard to come by in New Orlean’s Upper 9th Ward neighborhood. One nonprofit community art space has been stepping up to fill that need.

The New Orleans Community Printshop has offered a free “Youth Day” program for the past three years. This vital program allows young students to learn the art of silkscreen each month and sell their own artwork in the studio’s gallery. The printshop also provides weekly tutoring and monthly field trips to both educational and cultural events and locations often chosen by the students.

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Youth Day is currently at risk and in need of support for continued programming, supplies, and field trips for a core group of 35 children. Donations will also afford the students their own art supplies and tools, enabling them to work on projects both at the studio and in their own homes.

Please consider supporting the New Orleans Community Printshop Youth Day, teaching and inspiring over 100 local Upper 9th Ward children over the years, by donating to their Kickstarter before June 20, 2015.

Donate and help! Only a few days remain.

By Mary Louise Killen
Published June 17, 2015