Helping inspire and empower youth through the healing power of art

About OUR TEAM

Kenneth starkes

program facilitator and mentor lead


community transitions

About JA

Helping INSPIRE YOUTH

Amy Beller

Social Worker

Laura brino

Outreach Coordinator (MHCA)


Program Director

YUMI VONG

EMpower Coordinator


Teaching Artist

JA is an after school arts program that gives youth facing adversity a safe environment for self expression, confidence and motivation to work through life challenges.  The program combines mentoring, arts experience and emotional support to allow students to express their personal stories in a creative way.    Every few weeks, at the end of an arts session, the students have the opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibit or reception of their artwork.  

Mission: Jóvenes Artistas is dedicated to providing mentorship, arts experiences, and exhibition opportunities in a safe environment for youth facing adversity. 


Jóvenes Artistas is inspired and built from the established HEAL.INSPIRE.EMPOWER program model developed and used by ARTS (A Reason To Survive). For more information please visit ARTS