Las Artes provides opportunities for youth, ages 16-21, living in Maricopa County. The Valley of the Sun YMCA and Maricopa County have joined forces to bring this innovative youth program to the West Valley. This program blends fine art and academic instruction, social and emotional support, GED and work readiness training.
Public Art at Sahuaro Ranch
This public art mural was a project the Las Artes students at both locations worked on. When the pieces were mounted, "they finally saw the whole picture."
"We use art as an instrument of education to teach them focus and discipline."
"It was a lesson in the value of being a small part of a larger mission." - Martin Moreno