Monday, August 04, 2014

This is way cool

The Mural Music and Arts Project (MMAP) educates, empowers, and inspires youth through participation in the arts by offering year-round, youth development programs in the Bay Area. MMAP began in 2001 as the East Palo Alto Mural Art Project, employing local teens to design and create a mural for every school in the district. Since then, MMAP’s teen artists have researched, planned, and installed a public arts legacy. These murals reflect themes of community, cooperation, equity, justice, environment, and local history. Since its founding, MMAP has served over 3,000 youth in arts-based, youth development programs who have created 124 murals, produced 68 original songs, and choreographed 16 dances. MMAP remains steadfast in its mission to impact youth and their communities by working collaboratively to offer myriad arts programs, including the Teen Mural Program, the Graffiti Arts Project, History through Hip Hop, Health Education through Art, Public Arts Consulting, and In-School Art Electives.
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