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Cobb honored for youth art program

Staff Reports

 

The Girls Fusion Art Program, a collaboration among The Art Place, Mountain View Arts Alliance and Cobb County Girls Court, was recently honored with the 2011 Georgia Recreation Parks Association Cultural Affairs Program award. Cobb County Girls Court addresses the special needs of adolescent girls in the judicial system and this innovative art program allowed 15 young women to discover art can be an emotional outlet. They were given this opportunity as an alternative to youth detention centers.

 

Many of the participants commented that they learned patience, how to cope with their feelings and to express themselves through art. The program, paid for through grants and donations, was a success in helping these youth in a critical time in their lives.

GRPA Award Recepients
Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs officals received a state award in in August for a program designed to help adolescent girls.