HypothesisThrough an interaction with creative professionals,one can instill a sense of responsibility and long-termplanning to potential gang members in Honduras.This in contrast to existing gang member remediationprograms which focus primarily on overt vocational needs.This interaction could help reach the teens’ longingfor autonomy, mastery, and purpose to disruptpatterns of poverty in their communities.
Xenia Mejia Heleci Ramirez Lester RodriguezVisual Artist Photographer Artist / Blogger
Wilmer Murillo Adán Vallecillo Alberto Lainez Illustrator Artist / Sociologist Singer / Environmental engineer
Artists provide a set ofgifts to culture that cannotbe kept, but must bepassed on.Lewis Hyde
Project Ideas AVANT GANG Project A mentoring program that will pair well established artists and teens, aimed to foster empathic capacity and creativity in youth by getting them involved with the artists creative process.connection interaction Exposure Credability Longevity
SourcesThe ElementRobinson, Ken.OUTLIERS,The story of success.Gladwell, Malcolm.DRIVEPink, Daniel.A Whole New Mind.Pink, Daniel.Maras and gangs, Policie and community in Central AmericaAraya. Soley. González.Interviews & Surveys