TheShop... Brainerd Baxter's Youth Defined Space
Empowering youth to reach potential.
Teenagers... Young adults... Transitional age youth.Many youth who visit live in generational poverty. Quite a few are homeless.
Others are beginning their move toward independence without adult support or guidance.
These youth are our mission and they are our heroes.Last year you helped us feed hungry and homeless youth.
Through your generosity we served over 6000 meals @TheShop.
On this 2016 Give to the Max Day we ask your support bringing creative opportunities to youth at TheShop.
Informal community arts programs like one you will help build
@ TheShop offer opportunities for teens to stretch minds and imaginations while building self-esteem and reducing stress. This is especially beneficial for our
youth who have experienced trauma as they begin to explore their emotions,
learn coping skills, and discover their own potential in a safe and trusting
Will you help by “Igniting Arts @ TheShop” in 2017?
~Airbrush ~Lithograph ~Spoken Word ~Music ~Sculpture ~Drums ~Canvas ~Violins ~Paint ~Tile ~Clay ~Crayons
Your donation today supports our mission creating opportunities to empower all youth towards a healthy future. Especially youth who live in the margins of our community. Local artists and musicians will be invited to share their time and talents with youth who have not had the opportunity to create something with their own hands. Your donation will help fund paints, clay, textiles, music, a field trip for an evening out with our local orchestra, a visit to an art museum or even time spent at a pottery kiln. The sky is our limit. Your generosity will help determine how many creative opportunities our youth may experience.We know we could do more.
More importantly, we want to do more.
These are all our kids!
Thanks for all your time and talents.
Check out our programs at our website