Today is #ArtsMatterDay! Here at Express Yourself we create empowering and immersive arts experiences for our youth in our year-long programming, and we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate why arts matter to our youth and our community. Youth learn to express themselves in healthy, positive ways using a variety of creative means, and in the process, discover inner strengths and a sense of connection with others.  Watch this video to hear it in their own words.



“Art matters because it’s therapeutic, it’s relaxing, it’s like an exchange of happiness.”

“When I’m having a bad day, it helps me calm down.”

 “I see it help a lot of people.”

“It lets me be myself. It lets me have freedom.”