Empowering youth through creative expression and personal transformation
Our nationally-recognized, award-winning curriculum has served more than 14,000 young people in Art from Ashes creative empowerment workshops.
Art from Ashes (AfA) is a Colorado nonprofit that encourages creative empowerment through artistic expression for struggling youth age 9 to 24.
For more than 16 years, AfA’s art programs have encouraged marginalized youth to tell their stories and find creative empowerment through poetry and spoken word in our award-winning Phoenix Rising program In 2017 AfA added the visual and tactile art program Drawing on Air.
All of AfA’s programs provide a safe, non-judgmental space with caring adults and community artists for youth to share their dreams, hopes, fears and pain, as well as the opportunity to connect with their community, and transform their stories from trauma to self-empowerment.
Learn more about how our programs empower youth