There is great potential to grow new generations of young people who can directly impact civic and cultural participation. Youth engaged in creative youth development programs are more likely to be involved in their communities.
Programs supported by the Alliance help our youth understand the impact they have on the changing world around them and to develop and express their own sense of identity and community.
It has been shown that students in our programs are more connected to community issues and have learned to imagine creative solutions, as well as the tools to create positive change.
Graduates of our programs also directly impact the community by becoming part of a new creative workforce in the area, creating job growth and economic development.