This event is hosted by StandUp for Kids Silicon Valley as part of Affordable Housing Month 2021.
Grab those crayons, or paintbrush, & join us as we use the power of art to express what home means to us.
“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons,” Al Hirschfeld.
Images have power. They can express hope. A family event for all ages to raise public awareness and envision creative and collaborative solutions to societal issues (affordable housing/homelessness), through art. We work with homeless youth (aged 12-24) building a life off the streets where they imagine what their home would look like, feel like, a room of their own, a safe haven.
During the Month of May, we bring you a virtual event for families together with their little ones (18 and under) to illustrate a picture of home by a colorful drawing, painting, or graphic that will be submitted to StandUp for Kids to be shared on their social media, and be entered into a drawing for a StandUp for Kids gift basket.
StandUp for Kids Silicon Valley is a passionate group of volunteers working to make a critical difference in the lives of homeless and at-risk youth who have run away or been kicked out of an unsafe home.
We do this every day in Silicon Valley, one youth at a time. Our volunteers and staff are here to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth, and to create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training.
Space to thrive: The intent and purpose of our Outreach Centers are to provide safe and protective environments for homeless and at-risk youth. An Outreach Center helps provide the support network of basic human needs and development through educational programs, one-on-one counseling, and an ongoing atmosphere of hope and concern.
Contact Michelle Huntzinger at SiliconValley@standupforkids.org with any questions.