A Year to Create

Thanks to advocates like you, The Arts Empowerment Project has enriched the lives of  court-involved and at-risk children in Charlotte through the restorative power of the creative process. Our 2015 Year-In-Review Newsletter highlights the many ways students have learned life-skills, explored the emotional connections to creating, or simply had fun, through the visual, performance, culinary, and language arts. This is...
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Pass the Pinwheel: Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Arts Empowerment Project is proud to be on the steering committee for Mecklenburg County’s 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Month. MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. – Local officials and representatives of several child-serving organizations will launch the fourth annual Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign in Mecklenburg County on Thursday, March 31, at a press conference at the...
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Encounters II Mixed Media Art Class

The curriculum for these classes combines art instruction with development of life skills such as communication, self-esteem, decision making, leadership, goal setting, visual literacy, teamwork and responsible citizenship. This approach is teen centered. It emphasizes positive experiences that acknowledges young people’s assets. Within the model for each of the classes, youth gain skills that transfer...
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Mecklenburg County Holiday Social

Mecklenburg County Independent Living Program will sponsor a Holiday Social AGES 13-21 Years old – Youth receiving LINKS Services December 11, 2015 6:00pm- 10:00pm the Hoefner Center 610 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 353-0038 Dress Code- FESTIVE ATTIRE!!!   NO activity wear, NO TIMBERLANDS, no sneakers. Catered formal dining, entertainment provided by our Youth. Come...
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Gingerbread House Workshop

Envision the scene: The scent of cinnamon fills the air as holiday carols play in the background. Children browse bowls of candy to choose the best decorations and busily create gingerbread house masterpieces with their families and friends. This is CSA’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop, a December tradition for Charlotte families! One family registration includes...
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