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If I could change the world
If I could change the world
ARTreach: Changing lives one kid at a time

Article by Ella Hearrean


Eleven-year-old Adam* pushes up a sleeve of his blue jumpsuit and dabs meticulously at a corner of a canvas with his paintbrush. After several quiet moments, the resident at the Fort Bend Juvenile Detention Center pauses, his face bright. "I remember painting with my dad once. He told me I was a natural," he says with a smile.

Adam has earned his spot in a painting workshop provided by ARTreach, a nonprofit organization that partners with social service agencies to provide art-related programs to the underprivileged and underserved. ARTreach is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the group takes pride in its Mentoring Through Art program, which serves troubled and at-risk children like Adam. The program pairs children with art professionals who teach painting, music, dance, screen printing, photography, rap, or poetry.

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Dee Oelfke warmly greets familiar faces as they stream into Christ Clinic. "This is the most we've ever had at an event," the educational coordinator says. Fifty people crowd into the nonprofit clinic, which has 

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Visit our website to get an overview of the 2012 projects and programs delivered this year to support children at risk, special needs groups, the elderly and disabled. 

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