LITERACY AND MURAL PROJECT
YOUTH FIRST = OUR FUTURE!
The ongoing partnership between Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the Los Angeles County Probation Department has resulted in the installation of 26 student-driven, large-scale murals and 3 virtual murals over the past 8 years at various Los Angeles County probation facilities. Each mural was developed by participants in Youth First Artist-In-Residence Programs using TOHYF’s integrated creative writing and visual arts curriculum. Student participants work with TOHYF Artist Mentors to develop the themes and literary components that are then incorporated into the murals. Through participation in TOHYF mural projects, students gain experience in collaboration and creative expression, while beautifying their campus and achieving outcomes that satisfy the state’s academic standards. TOHYF is expanding our Literacy and Mural Project to school sites as well; please contact us if you would like to bring this project to your school!