Pics for the Kids is a new initiative led by Avenues for Justice -- a New York City-based organization that improves the quality of life for those in the juvenile justice system.
At its center, this program uses education and employment to help young people get back on their feet and to stay motivated. The new art-based initiative, Pics for the Kids, tapped creatives like Leilah Weinraub and Richie Shazam and will sell their original prints. All proceeds will be donated to Avenues for Justice, which will continue to keep young people out of prisons through mentoring, art and apprenticeships. According to their website, 90% of those involved in the program never commit a crime again.
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