Programs – Creative Arts Heal & Transform Lives


We give youth the support and tools needed to make a positive difference in their lives and community by:

  • Promoting literacy, education, healthy attitudes, and behavior
  • Providing troubled youth with career goals, materials and jobs
  • Building self-esteem and confidence through creative arts
  • Allowing caring adults to make a difference through mentoring

Create Now has five main program areas:

  • Visual Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Cultural Excursions

Our programs vary from one-day events to longer-term workshops of eight to twelve weeks or even several years. All programs are customized to meet the needs of the youth, as well as our volunteers. Mentoring can be with small groups of youth, or one-on-one. We help our mentors to develop curriculum for their particular art, which provides an overview of the workshop with interactive projects.