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 vocationalneeds.This interaction could help reach the teens’ longingfor autonomy, mastery, and purpose to disruptpatterns of poverty in their communities.
Who Cares?Main programs in Honduras Arte de barrio Arte Acción
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 teenagers by getting them involved with the artists creative process. Exposure of their work can help create atten- tion and ultimately impact in a greater scale for their communities. The program can transmit values like:• Hard work• Risk taking• Learning from mistakes• Learning by doing• Doing things with purpose
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