Through arts education and community partnerships, The Imagine Bus Project a project of Success Centers, engages and inspires incarcerated youth, and youth impacted by the juvenile justice system. We enable self-expression and positive personal development so that young people can successfully re-enter their communities and find a path to a fulfilling future.
THE IMAGINE BUS PROJECT ENVISIONS:
Juvenile Justice system-entangled youth who are able to express themselves creatively and healthfully, take risks safely, and plan for a fulfilling, positive future.
Involvement in the Juvenile Justice system as an opportunity for personal reflection, transformation and growth for adjudicated young people.
Our program model demonstrating achievement of healthy self-expression, improved personal development, a positive future orientation; and, can be replicated or adapted to reach more system-involved youth.
The Imagine Bus Project delivers cross-cultural learning experiences that focus on relationship building and art as tools for problem solving. We focus on exposing youth to creative opportunities and artists with the belief that art has the power to save lives and put adjudicated youth on a path towards a future in which they are healthy and empowered to lead creative and productive lives.
TIBP’s Theory of Change models that youth need a creative vehicle to build confidence through creativity, develop meaningful skills through their craft, and connect with their communities in order to break the cycle of incarceration
In FY 2016-2017, TIBP served 350 incarcerated and reentry youth in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties. Of those youth, 46% were Latino, 25% African American, 24% Multi-Racial, 9% Caucasian, 2% Pacific Islander, 3% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 2% Asian. Over 80% of our participants live below the poverty level with incomes of less than $24,000 for a family of four.
The Imagine Bus Project has merged into Success Centers. Please contact the Success Centers staff with any questions you may have.