ARTreach 180, is an evidence-informed arts-based after school program for high-risk youth, helping to build necessary relational and coping skills so that they can make positive life choices. In each session, a team of trained staff and volunteers provide mentoring and instruction to youth.
Students may complete our program in one semester but have the option to continue as space and need dictate. Our program operates two days a week from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm during the Henry County Georgia school calendar year.
With our most recent expansion, we currently operate two sites, serving all middle and high schools in the Henry County area.
A key component to the ARTreach 180 program is Family Meal Time. Many of our students do not receive regular meals at home and this time opens the door for our mentors to engage with them in a non-threatening environment. Everyone loves food! Contact us if you are interested in providing a meal.
There are several ways to help!
1. Prepare a meal yourself and drop it off at ARTreach.
2. Prepare a meal and have it picked up at your convenience by a staff member.
3. Purchase a meal and drop it off at ARTreach.
4. Purchase a meal and have it picked up at your convenience by a staff member.
5. Make a monetary donation and a staff member will even purchase the meal for you.
You can make a $50 donation to cover the cost of a meal online by clicking here! So easy!
The Faces and Voices of ARTreach 180
"Look" conceptualized and directed by Travis Preston, Electric Puzzle Productions
GSU Program Assessment Overview
The recent expansion of ARTreach 180 is funded in part by Henry County’s Community Development Block Grant.
The average cost to detain a juvenile is $309.00 per day in detention centers.
The national recidivism (re-offending) rate for repeat juvenile offenders is approximately 70%!
75% of juvenile crime occurs between the hours of 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on school days.
Preventative programs like ARTReach 180 cost less and prove to be 90% more effective than incarceration.
Over 600 youth have completed the program. Of those youth, less than 20 have reoffended. That’s less than a 4 percent recidivism rate!
America has the highest incarceration rate and total prison population in the WORLD.