Each of our youth led businesses enable students to put their creativity, passion and work entrepreneurship acumen to work. It allows them to build a resume, gain real life work experience in art & business, learn financial literacy, leadership & team building skills wihle earning school credits and a paycheck.
All YI students attend minimum twice a week afterschool: Once to meet with their creative, vocational mentors to explore, create and work on their product and once to meet with their business mentors to help learn how to run a real life business.
The Outsider Street Art Mural Team is a partnership program with the City of Santa Barbara that aims to promote more youth led Public Art and help redirect the energy of Santa Barbara graffiti taggers away from vandalizing property to positive endeavors. This program helps young artists capitalize on their creativity for a profit and gain confidence in their ability to become true valued commissioned Public & Gallery artists.