Hollywood Arts provides curriculum-based, dedicated, sequential arts therapy and arts training for homeless, runaway and at-risk youth age 13 and older living either on the streets or in temporary shelters in Hollywood.
The client base is made up of teenagers who generally fall into one of several categories: victims of physical or sexual abuse; emancipated foster-care youth who age out of the system at 18; raised by a homeless parents and/or the gay, lesbian, and transgender community who have been socially-rejected.
Describe how you currently handle problems in your life. Usually run away from them. –JP (20)
Do you think theater/acting can help you deal with your problems and how? Yes, so that I can express myself in a more positive manner. –DT (18)
Yes, when I feel sad I want to express the way I feel without everyone knowing the way I feel and being able to act it out relieves my pain. –TL (18)
What does being creative mean to you? Brings out the better person in you in some way. –RW (21)
It means to be you to be different to show things that are deep inside. –MW (19)
What is your favorite thing to do? Sing and write poetry. These two things get me through my day believe it or not. —TL (18)