This mural is a reminder of the importance for our youth to have activities they can participate in that are fun and contribute to their community. We do not need more prisons. We need more programs for the youth in our communities. We are honored to be a community partner for this amazing initiative!
Regrann from @yucaarts - YUCA launched its Make Space for the Arts today in Mott Haven. We’ll be out there (135th and Alexander Avenue) for the next 4-6 weeks. This is our “real” alternative to detention as we say no to prisons and yes to youth centered art programming. Come through on Saturdays or during the week. Big shout out to all our community partners. Special thank you to Thrive collective, Strive4HigherEd, Just Write, Community Connections for Youth, and John “Crash” Matos and Wall Works Gallery for coming out and collaborating with YUCA. Make Space for the Arts! #artprogramsNotprisons #southbronxyouth #Artmatters #youngartist #muralmaking #motthaven #socialjustice #fightinjustice #thrivecollective #ccfy #graffitiartist