Bill Wilson Center - Partnership for Youth at Risk
In January of 2018, Pacific Art League launched a significant new “Expressive Art” program for youth at risk, partnering with Bill Wilson Centers (BWC) in three locations throughout Santa Clara County.
Between 25-30 young people from high school age and into their early 20's enjoy creative classes and self expression on a weekly basis, taught by two experienced PAL teachers. We recruited instructors who have expressive art experience and know how to work with at risk youth in a caring and fun way.
PAL gratefully acknowledge the support of Supervisor Joe Simitian and the County of Santa Clara for funding this important program and all of the great staff at BWC for their active support.
"We are delighted to support a pioneering program of expressive art developed by The Pacific Art League, in close partnership with Bill Wilson Centers. This important program offers a much needed creative outlet for youth at risk in our district, young people who have had challenges in their lives and can find some positive and empowering solace, from art. We hope the program will continue to flourish and grow in future years"
- Supervisor Joe Simitian - District Five, County of Santa Clara