NOIYSE’s commitment to youth development has led to this new proposed program that focuses on using art and service to communicate healthy messages of identity and linking the value of that identity to a service based learning experience.
The “Through My E.Y.E.S. (Educating Youth through Expression & Service) Program will focus on helping AAMSM identify how their personal expressions and opinions relate to healthy behaviors. Over the course of a five month project, AAMSM between the ages of 18-31 will meet for group discussions, activities that bolster AAMSM networks and engage the community and will culminate in a Photography Exhibit that will communicate the journey of participants' experience in the program as well as their story as an AAMSM.
The Exhibit will communicate such themes as: "Knowing Your Status", "Healthy Relationships", and "Pride."