Basement TRY.BE

Basement is a youth leadership program that is focused on getting the youth off the streets and into art programs and studios. We devote our time to teaching the youth how to use their creativity, in order to create opportunity and hope where none seem to exist.
At the end of the day, the mission is very simple: inspire the youth to be better than they were yesterday; through the arts and teach them the life skills needed to be the leaders of tomorrow.

We target youth between the ages of 13-17 who are in need of extra support and guidance; Youth who are in need of a space to express themselves through the arts in a safe entrepreneurial environment.

We offer transportation from their homes to the studio and back, along with the materials needed in order to bring our ideas to life. We offer a warm meal every class and we make sure to stay in contact with our youth through one-on-one mentoring through out the week.

We operate at the Self Made Designs Studio located at 12 Shaw St in Quincy, MA. This is a studio that practices a strong message of supporting local artists of all mediums and ages.This studio provides great opportunity through its exposure to different artists of all mediums with one goal in common! LIVING OUT OUR DREAMS.

We feel that the youth at large are lacking support, guidance, and space to express themselves, which we feel contributes to the major issues that our youth face in today’s society.
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William Palacios 
Quincy, MA
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