YMCA DownsLink Group
Fresh St. Art was approached by YMCA DLG to be involved in the Reaching Your Potential project which works with young people aged 16 - 25 leaving custody and returning to the community. The agenda was to create something positive that could be seen within the local community. Using arts and creative techniques the project has allowed the young people to learn new skills and thrive within a team whilst creating a piece of art in public and giving something back to the community.
So far the project ran for 12 weeks and 2 murals have been painted out in the streets and in an arts centre in Brighton.
Both of the murals were designed by the young people based on their experience of coming from custody to community.
You can follow YMCA DLG RYP and more about this project on facebook and twitter @RYPSUSSEX.